Evening all. We all have that one friend who only makes contact with you when they want something, and it appears one of mine has contacted me out of the blue asking for money. Wants me to lend him £200 till the end of next month. Whilst he has paid me back before when I have made small loans of the odd £30 or £40 here and there he's never asked me for this amount before. He did pay me back but it took a while. It was easier to pay it back then too as we lived in the same county, but now that we live quite a distance away from one another its going to be all too easy for him to ignore me if I text or call asking where's my money if he hasn't paid by the end of the month as agreed. Yes I do have his address and he still lives there but it would cost alot for me to drive down to Cornwall to collect and if he didn't have the money to pay it would be a wasted trip The only reason he's bothering me too is because he knows I was made redundant from my old job and has found out that I've started a new job. I've pointed out the most I can spare is £100 as I have my own debts to pay for, car loan and credit card, rent etc and its been a while since any money has been paid into my account - so my redundancy pay is slowly dripping away - quite honestly feels like he's taking the urine as I know recently he's wasted a shed load of money on buying high performance cars, getting bored of them, selling them at a loss and then buying something equally inappropriate as what he had before. He's also a discharged bankrupt. As mentioned before I just feel like he's only asking because he knows I have money and secondly thinks I'm still a soft touch.