Former Roommate Comes Crawling Back for Money 💸: Friendship or Fundraising?

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We've all had that one friend who mysteriously disappears from our lives, leaving us wondering what went wrong. But what if they suddenly reappear, not just to catch up, but to ask for a favor? One man found himself in this exact situation when his former college roommate, who had ghosted him for over a year, reached out with a surprising request. Let's dive into this tale of friendship, betrayal, and the ultimate question: should you support someone who's left you high and dry? 😲

College Days and Religious Roomies 📚✝️

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Deep Talks and Strong Bonds 💬💞

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The Ghosting Begins 👻

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A Surprising Reconnection 📱

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Catching Up and Life Updates 🗣️

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The Unexpected Request 💰

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Inner Rage 😠

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The Real Issue 🤬

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To Confront or Not to Confront? 🤔

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Questioning the Rules of Friendship 🧐

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Edit: Appreciation and Decision 🙏

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Moving On 🚶‍♂️

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Missionary Life: The Unknown 🤷‍♂️

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A Bitter Pill to Swallow: Friendship or Financial Gain? 💊💔

Our protagonist found himself questioning the true nature of his former friendship after being ghosted for over a year, only to have his ex-roommate reappear with a request for financial support. Was this an honest attempt to reconnect, or a manipulative ploy to fund his missionary work? The internet weighed in with their thoughts, and it seems that the consensus is clear: our hero is in the right to feel betrayed and used. Sometimes it's better to cut ties and move on from those who only show up when they want something. 💔😢

NTA. Commenters compare the former roommate's actions to those of an MLMer, and criticize religious profiteering. Some share their own experiences with similar situations.

kindcrow | kindcrow

Former roommate turned missionary asks for money, NTA calls out white-saviorism 👏

pastense | pastense

NTA suggests using the Golden Rule to deal with former roommate's request.

vcakester | vcakester

NTA for not financially supporting a destructive missionary friend 👍

holisarcasm | holisarcasm

Don't fund terrible missionary work. NTA for not helping roommate.

ltmkji | ltmkji

Former roommate asks for money in exchange for friendship. NTA.

BlueGreenOcean21 | BlueGreenOcean21

Commenter and replies criticize missionary work, OP not the a**hole.

almostalmond | almostalmond

Former roommate only reaches out for money 💰

RamenNoodles620 | RamenNoodles620

Reconnecting with old friends shouldn't be a fundraising opportunity 👏

MGDarion | MGDarion

MLMs vs. missionary work: Which is worse? NTA wins.

DrWhoop87 | DrWhoop87

Former roommate exploits religion to ask for money. NTA.

icecreampenis | icecreampenis

Friend asks for money, Redditor suggests hilarious excuse 🤣

Wintermute2448b | Wintermute2448b

Former roommate drama: Is James the a**hole? 💰

The-Last-American | The-Last-American

Former roommate's missionary work may be a scam. NTA.

SadLifeKitty | SadLifeKitty

Former roommate tries to reconnect for money. NTA sets boundaries.

cha723 | cha723

Debate over morality of missionaries sparks in comment section.

okokokokok11111 | okokokokok11111

Don't be surprised by religious or MLM friends asking for money 💰

asianinindia | asianinindia

Controversial take on missionary work and emotional manipulation. 🤔

Proud_Hotel_5160 | Proud_Hotel_5160

Controversial take on missionary work sparks debate 🤔

Rollerwitch123 | Rollerwitch123

Commenter expresses frustration with fake fundraising and supports alternative ways.

Helpful-Living-9107 | Helpful-Living-9107

Former roommate uses friendship as a guise for fundraising. NTA.

tristanitis | tristanitis

Former roommate asks for money after a year of silence. NTA.

HolyCrappolla123 | HolyCrappolla123

Former roommate asks for money, but commenter advises communication.

curious_jess | curious_jess

Former roommate tries to reconnect for money, NTA shuts it down 💸

Crimsonblackshrike | Crimsonblackshrike

Short and sweet: NTA wins the day 👏

TexasForever361 | TexasForever361

Former roommate's true intentions revealed in hilarious comment thread 😂

TexFiend | TexFiend

Colonialism MLM shill? NTA thinks supporting missionaries is terrible.

knitlikeaboss | knitlikeaboss

"Missionary" friend asks for money, but OP is NTA.

Lotex_Style | Lotex_Style

Commenter expresses dislike for missionaries and colonialism.

daphydoods | daphydoods

Clearing mental space: one text at a time 📞

HotMess813 | HotMess813

Former roommate asks for money after 2 years of no contact 🤔

Wolflmg | Wolflmg

Former Catholic refuses to help ex-roommate asking for money 💸

Raffles76 | Raffles76

Former roommate asks for money to fund his lifestyle. NTA suggests politely refusing or donating to a worthy cause instead. 🤝

Medievalmoomin | Medievalmoomin

Avoiding modern day colonization: a critical stance on mission trips.

hemlockandholly | hemlockandholly

Friend turned MLM boss babe begs for money, NTA.

justheretoread88 | justheretoread88

NTA for not giving money. Discussion on messianic religions.

ppl_n_r_neighborhood | ppl_n_r_neighborhood

NTA stands their ground and gets petty with ex-roommate 🤣

usernaym44 | usernaym44

Former roommate ghosts for a year, wants money for god squad.

[deleted] | [deleted]

Debate on Catholic Church's wealth and missionary work ensues 🤔

FormerRunnerAgain | FormerRunnerAgain

Supporting a friend's business, but not being colonizer.

AssistanceMedical951 | AssistanceMedical951

When friendship meets religion and money 🤷‍♂️

AssistanceMedical951 | AssistanceMedical951

Former roommate asks for money in exchange for friendship. NTA.

kryosata | kryosata

Commenter calls out former roommate's behavior, declares NTA. 👍

RubyRedSunset | RubyRedSunset

Former roommate tries to reconnect for money. Not cool 👎

mhegmegee | mhegmegee

Controversial comment sparks no response in comment section.

WetMonkeyTalk | WetMonkeyTalk

Former roommate asks for money after cutting off contact. NTA.

Etenial | Etenial

College nostalgia or just desperate? NTA stands firm.

Marzipan_civil | Marzipan_civil

Don't let guilt make you fundraise for a fake friendship 💸

Who_Am_I_1978 | Who_Am_I_1978

Toxic friendships are like pyramid schemes 🤪

outdoor18 | outdoor18

Former roommate asks for money for missionary work, not cool. NTA.

DubiousPeoplePleaser | DubiousPeoplePleaser

Calling out a former roommate's ungodly behavior for money 💸

kate05_ | kate05_

Sassy response shuts down former roommate's audacity 😎

whycats | whycats

Spelling correction turns into NTA judgement. 👍

SnooBooks007 | SnooBooks007

Former roommate ghosts, then begs for money? NTA, confess James!

meifahs_musungs | meifahs_musungs

Former roommate asks for money after ghosting. Commenter questions motives.

whereverilaymyphone | whereverilaymyphone

Former roommate only reached out for money, not friendship 💸

Known-Quantity2021 | Known-Quantity2021

Former friend tries to sell insurance, NTA for being cautious 👍

ghostofumich2005 | ghostofumich2005

Asserting ownership over money 💰

verdebot | verdebot

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