Yesterday we had a Group Therapy first; the Rock-A-Holic answered his own question in his email.
Harry just got a new car a month ago and decided to go on a road trip with his friend to celebrate. During the road trip, he let his buddy drive, and accidently hit a gas pump when opening the door, causing a huge dent.
Harry is really upset and wants his friend to pay the $800 to fix the dent. The only problem is Harry knows his friend can’t pay for it and doesn’t want to create any tension.
The thing is Harry admitted he could pay for the damage without any problem. He answered his own question! He doesn’t want to cause issues with his friend and he can pay for it himself, so just pay for it yourself!
Yes, your friend was the one that caused the damage, but the fault isn’t his, it’s yours. Whenever you give anyone permission to handle your property, you are the one giving them control therefore, you are still responsible for any accidents that happen.
Greed or anger shouldn’t come in the way of a friendship. What Harry’s friend should have done was at least offer to pay for something and Harry should have appreciated the offer but pay for it himself and then move on.
It’s as simple as that.