I Will Never Ask Money From Anybody

By Sarah Aterrado - October 01, 2023

It's the first day of October and the first thing I read on my Facebook news feed today is my friend's call to ignore messages coming from her account. Apparently, she was hacked and the said hacker had been asking money from anyone on her friends list.

This is not the first time I've heard of this. It's not a surprise that people would do things unimaginable just for money. 

But anyway. 

The only reason why I had to waste a good Sunday evening blogging about this instead of doing more important things like lazying is to let everyone know that in case my Facebook account gets compromised,


Certainly not through a private message.

If ever I would fall short on money because I lack a sense of financial responsibility, I would run to my husband first, my mom second. Not to a relative. Not to a friend. Not to you, no matter how close we are. That is only going to harbor feelings of indignity for me. I mean, I have been displaying a not-so-modest lifestyle—shopping here, traveling there, feeling blessed—tapos madami pala akong inuutangan? Nope. Not happening.

I can find ways. I will sell my DMs. I also have skills that can rake in money. I can design and write. I can do a hyper-realistic impression of a duck quack. I can simultaneously puff my cheeks and move my mouth open like a blowfish. There must be some people on TikTok who would pay to see my talents. 😆

Okay, I kid about the DMs. But still, I will not message you privately.

I will instead talk to you personally. Over beer. Get you drunk and sweet-talk you into GIVING your money to me without any condition. It's a win-win situation. I got money, you got beer. 😆

Again, I will never message you privately to ask nor borrow money with promises of paying you back. I do not want to owe anyone anything.

But I will do it here. And I will do it with no shame. 

Yes, I am asking you here and now to fund my growing addiction to Dr. Martens. In return, you will get a heartfelt 'thank you', a shoutout, guaranteed plus points sa langit for the generosity, and I will snort a wasabi if I have to.

So send me some love pretty please? 🥺
On a serious note...

If, heaven forbid, we find ourselves needing money so desperately, we would rather run to banks than borrow from the people we know. After all, we have already built a strong credit score and I do not want to smear good relationships over money. Or I will do crowdfunding, reach out to everyone PUBLICLY, but never will I message anyone privately.

So if you received a message from me asking for money for whatever reason, PLEASE IGNORE IT. 

P.S. I have nothing against people who borrow money (regardless if they did it through chat or whatever) as long as they pay back.

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