Just need to spew a couple things out there not for anyone’s sake but mine. I have posted a couple of times about a friend who I decided to try and help as much as I could a while ago. He is 61 years old and on massive doses of Ritalin and two or three pots of coffee per day. First of all I’m definitely not magnanimous or generous or any of that crap because my open criticism of him - to his face and otherwise - has probably increased. He’s really not in a good way financially or otherwise. I don’t know the specifics but some source of funding (because of course he doesn’t work/hasn’t in the 10+ years I’ve known him) he had, has dried up . Also, there’s no question that there are other mental issues at play with him, but as I’m not a psychiatrist or psychologist I couldn’t specifically say what they are but he writes a lot on tablets and his apartment isn’t cluttered but it is also not clean either. He doesn’t want the landlord snooping around too much so instead of somehow fixing the guts in his toilet tank, he has a bucket that he fills up from his bathtub to flush his toilet. Even though I have volunteered many times to spend the $16 on the Fluidmaster kit and redo it. Nope -“You just don’t understand man...” He actually said the other day that things have gotten so bad that he might have to go look for a job. I didn’t tell my wife that because she has a little patience for him and that would send her through the roof He’s driving his mom’s Lexus as she’s in a long term care facility. Just thought I’d throw that in there... About a year ago I helped him find a cheap bolt neck Dearmond guitar with humbuckers on CL because the very cool Danelectro RI guitar I also found him “was too thin sounding”. I completely forgot about it until he started talking recently about finding an Epiphone Dot Studio as his Danelectro “was too thin-sounding” - and how much did I think he could get for his Dearmond with the humbuckers ? I was kind of taken aback. Wha ? The “crazy” capper was that when I asked him why the Dearmond wasn’t filling the humbuckers niche in his sound-quest he admitted that he had never plugged it in. So he really didn’t know how it sounded. In a year of owning it. Which might only seem kind of strange unless you consider that a month ago he called me up all in a panic and said that he had a Vox AC 10 - in the box - that he was trying to sell and he made it sound like a friend of his owned it but that if I knew somebody who wanted it for $300 that they should come over. When I asked who owned it he said that he did and that he had bought it in April 2018 but , since he didn’t know how solid his finances would be, he never took it out of the box. He always thought that he would have to return it , but then a month ago he said he was really strapped and even though I barely had the $300 on hand that week , I bought it from him anyway to help him out. Getting the phone calls from him this morning about the Dot quest kinda set me off. Plus, I only really get phone calls from him after noon or 1 o’clock as he doesn’t really get up until 11 or 12. And when I do get one early it’s usually some kind of emergency he needs help with . There it is - the saga continues. Small potatoes for some but I persevere trying to help and balance it with speaking to him firmly when he isn’t making good decisions. One decision I have made, is that I told him the last time that I lent him money, which was only $30, was that I would lend him money one more time - and if he wanted it to be that $30 - then that was fine. But that was it - no more loans. And he said, “do you mean that if I don’t take this $30 from you now that I possibly could borrow $100 from you after you get done with your current job or after you get paid? Because I might want to do that. Hmmm...” Do you see ..?