Another couple of days spent hunting for answers to the financial predicament, but in a lot of cases of seemingly lost causes an answer presents itself.
I can’t accept this offer/answer though, on account of pride, but this act does highlight that people do a) care and b) want to help. The reasons were so genuine, they didn’t want to see me down and struggling. You can guess, someone offered to get me a loan.
Yes, it would fix the smaller issue and push the HMRC back for a few months on the larger outstanding debt but….I could not accept. I had to be completely honest, I would be in no position to pay it back for 8-12 months which is completely unfair. Why should someone else put themselves into debt to bail me out?
No, I had to be an adult and decline despite every bit of screaming do it! But, you wouldn’t put a plaster on a wound that required stitches would you? Nor can I paper over a temporary crack. It would be a quick fix only, and then the threatening letters would start again and I would already have an additional loan to pay back.
What makes this more remarkable though is this person is not in any way affluent. The loan offer was made because they have excellent credit history, and thus would get a loan. How selfless is that?
It shows as well, don’t hide yourself away, open up and see who wants to help. Some people will stick their nose up in the air (and they do) but others will want to help. Perhaps I need to swallow my pride and open up to my family.
We will see…