Friday, June 4, 2010

It’s Friday and the Question is…

Lyrics:

Begging Benny he’ll borrow everything you’ve got:  a shoe, a lamp, a three cent stamp, or a coffee pot; he don’t care what.  Begging Benny we’re glad they’re aren’t many like you.  It happens every time, he gives you the same line: Hey buddy  do you have a dime, or maybe a brick, a clock or even a stop sign.  Begging Benny he’ll borrow anything you’ve got:  a shoe, a lamp, a three cent stamp or a coffee pot; he don’t care what. Begging Benny we’re glad there aren’t many like you. He’ll borrow all your toys, and then ask what else you got. He’ll even borrow your glasses, whether he needs them or not. Begging Benny he’ll borrow anything you’ve got: a shoe, a lamp, a three cent stamp or a coffee pot; he don’t care what. Begging Benny we’re glad there aren’t many like you. Begging Benny he’ll borrow anything you’ve got: a shoe, a lamp, a three cent stamp or a coffee pot (sound fades away)

I am pretty convinced that we all know a “Begging Benny;”  someone that does not know their boundaries and is either constantly in your space, or borrowing things from you.  I passed kindergarten and agree that we should all share. This is especially important now that economy is bad, but supporting someone’s lifestyle is another thing entirely.  You know who I am talking about, the person that isn’t really in need but has better things to spend their money on.

This week’s question is how have you dealt with the “Begging Benny’s” in your life? Have you tolerated them and dropped subtle hints or did you just bite the bullet and say enough is enough?