The mother of one of Kubota's friends shook him down and stole his birthday money.
OK, that is not exactly how it went down.
She "borrowed" $30 one day.
Then she "borrowed" another $30 the next day.
Then she called him again for another $30 the day after...but he was tapped out.
This woman is a master at creating enablers.
She once asked me for a ride into the Speedway (gas) station "in town". I thought, "Why not, I have to go into town today anyway." So I agreed to help her with her little errand. Fortunately, I took Mrs ERJ with me.
Then it turned into the Speedway station in Lansing..."Oh honey, I meant Lansing when I said 'town'." Then it morphed into a different gas station near down town Lansing.
We were waiting for her "friend" to drop off her "medicine". Her friend, the pharmacist, showed up in a Cadillac. She scooted over to the Caddy and was able to complete her transaction.
She asked for another ride the next day.
The woman is 40 years old and looks 70.
Draw your own conclusions.
How do you handle a situation like that?
If you are a guy, mostly you let Mama Bear handle it.
I doubt that she has the money. One friend who is familiar with the situation suggested that we try to get the money returned but then swear out a complaint with the police when she cannot comply. The police might do nothing (He said, she said) or they might have hear-say that she victimized many other people but cannot do anything until somebody/anybody files a complaint.
I know I have at least one reader who is in law enforcement. What do you guys think?
Even if we do not go the formal complaint route, I expect Mrs ERJ will use the treat of such as a club. Stay away from our young man. Never, ever invite him over to your house.