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Used point to reserve room now a friend wants to stay for free

Aug 10th, 2017, 06:36 AM
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A good friend would have offered to pay something.
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Aug 10th, 2017, 08:09 AM
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Madonna said it.
I live in a material world.
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Aug 10th, 2017, 08:32 AM
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I'd cut the friend some slack. She is likely unaware she was perceived as taking advantage. They had roomed together in the past. The decision has been made. Let bygones be bygones. Now foul.
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Aug 10th, 2017, 08:52 AM
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You are correct - she is in fact blissfully unaware. That is the nature of the beast and therein lies the problem...
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Aug 10th, 2017, 04:56 PM
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My old economics prof used to listen to about five minutes of argumentation on this subject and then say "it doesn't matter if you're talking dollars, vouchers, points or free passes to Springsteen. It doesn't matter how you got them. They all have value which is usually quantifiable.

I'd charge half the room rate plus $5 every time she uses the bathroom.
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Aug 10th, 2017, 08:02 PM
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Hahaha! Love it!
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Aug 11th, 2017, 05:16 PM
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I wonder if everyone saying "let her stay for free!" would also tell you to give your airline points to friends for free?
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Aug 13th, 2017, 08:16 AM
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Listen to your intuition - it's usually right. If she's a friend who's company you greatly enjoy, you wouldn't need to feel pressured to make a decision.
It's not an act of kindness to enable someone to use you; it only re-enforces the habit. I assume she's an adult - if she wished to stay in a nicer hotel, she, like you and everyone else, has the choice to be independent & save up for it. It will give her a sense of accomplishment when she can enjoy staying in her own room that she earned herself.
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Aug 13th, 2017, 01:54 PM
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Glad you decided to stay solo. The one time I shared with someone other than DH I knew I would never do it again.
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Aug 13th, 2017, 02:52 PM
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Seems two of a kind here.

One who wants to take advantage of a free room
One who wants to take advantage of the 'friend' to make some money on something she got for free.
And who needs reassurance to take a decision.

None I'd want to share anything with.
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Aug 13th, 2017, 03:38 PM
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Wasn't "free"; you have to SPEND to get those rewards (flight or hotel) back. No one just gives them away.
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Aug 13th, 2017, 05:16 PM
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Not true. As I said above, I would never take money from a friend for sharing a room I paid for with points.
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Aug 13th, 2017, 05:34 PM
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Quit trollin Whathello...nobody cares what you think...

Just sayin'
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Aug 14th, 2017, 12:51 AM
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Public forum mate. Public.

You come with your existential questions About how being mean you get answers. You don't like the answers ? Too bad.

You behave in a small very small way. Don't expect everybody to be as mean as you are. Or at least be mean in your small ibsuhnificant way without exposing your pettyness to the world.

The Lord will not be pleased at all. When is the last time you confessed ?
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Aug 14th, 2017, 04:31 AM
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Too bad the report posts link doesn't work anymore.
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Aug 14th, 2017, 06:25 AM
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Agreed. Shouldn't have fed the troll...
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Aug 14th, 2017, 09:43 AM
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Yes.
Should not even have started such a thread in the first place.
But at least I made a few friends.
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Aug 14th, 2017, 10:14 AM
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"You come with your existential questions"

Asking if someone should pay half for a hotel room is not an existential question.

"The Lord will not be pleased at all."

You shouldn't try to speak for the Lord. Judge not lest ye be judged.
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Aug 14th, 2017, 01:04 PM
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Poor lonely troll...
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Aug 14th, 2017, 01:21 PM
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a. I would never ask a friend to share a free room.
b. If someone offered to share his/her free room, I would take them out to a nice dinner.

There's something tacky to me about accepting cash. But that's just me.
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