I was climbing stairs at the gym today and Judge Judy was on. I figured that it was better than some shows I could be watching. Anyway, the guy suing was a restaurant manager who had struck up a friendship with a much younger female employee and made a series of loans to her. He was suing to get his money back.
Judge Judy's attitude surprised me. She said that a person who loaned money to someone who made no attempt to pay it back had no reasonable expectation that further loans would be repaid. I assume the law is written this way or she couldn't have ruled like that, but it's certainly not the way I normally think.
Probably it's an approach I should use more, though.
(e.g. If I have a friend who criticizes me constantly, I have no reasonable expectation that she will stop. I can be friends and put up with the criticism or I can not be friends and be free of it, but assuming she will stop because I asked her to is unreasonable, especially if I've tried asking her to before and it hasn't worked.)
Food for thought for one who tends to misplace her loyalty and trust a little too easily.
Ps. I have a third-round interview tomorrow for a job I'd really like. Wish me luck.