Life is pretty good.
Nothing crazy is happening. Work isn’t too bad. I’m feeling good. Money is ok. Life is pretty good overall. But two things are splinters in my side and I’m not sure if they should be.
The first thing is, meeting with someone who contacted me a while ago. He wanted to meet because he wanted to discuss community leadership with other young community leaders. So right off the bat, I don’t consider myself a community leader. It’s one of those situations where I wonder, how much help will I be in this conversation, really.
Also, our schedules didn’t really match up the first time he contacted me. We eventually settled on a time/place to meet, but when I arrived there he didn’t show up. He emailed me about 20 minutes after our scheduled meting time saying he was going to be late. I had left after the first 15 minutes anyway, but he lost the benefit of the doubt with me after that.
He ended up contacting me later to reschedule. I gave him some times I was available on a Saturday, but our schedules didn’t really match up again. This last weekend probably would have been a good time to meet up, but I was relaxing and finally resting.
I think it bothers me that I’m not helping this guy. Deep down inside, I want to help. Part of the problem is that I might be too trusting. I want to trust this guy and give him the benefit of the doubt again. But I don’t really see this being useful. I don’t think two people, or maybe even a group of 10 people, can make much change, can do much good.
So that’s been bothering me and now when I check my email I expecting to see another email from this guy asking if I’m available this weekend or soon.
I don’t know.
The second thing is with this guy who I was in a fender bender with weeks ago. It was a fender bender. I gave him my insurance information since I hit him, although he was the one who doesn’t know how to yield. I didn’t file because I had no damage, so I just opened a claim in case he was going to file. Two weeks passed and he hadn’t filed a claim. I think the claims agent closed the claim. Then the third week he ends up texting me, asking if I know who he should contact. I give him the claims agent contact information. Two weeks later, today, he tells me he has called the claim agent, but they haven’t called him back. A few minutes ago, he said he didn’t want to call the agent anymore and asked me to pay for the repairs.
I don’t want to, because that doesn’t make any sense. I don’t pay for insurance to pay for repairs. That’s dumb. Also, I was thinking about offering him half, like $200, but that doesn’t make any sense for him. If he just calls, the insurance company will pay for all of the repairs and he won’t have to pay anything himself.
So how much do I have to help this guy. I think I’m like half responsible. The guy didn’t yield correctly. I hit him. I think it’s a 50/50 thing. I gave him my insurance info. I gave him the claim agent’s contact information. I gave him two phone numbers to call. That seems like more than the 50% of my responsibility. How much do I really have to do?
So that’s the second thing that’s been bothering me.
Well I’m not giving him any money, so it looks like this is one is going to a splinter for a while.