"She emailed again."
"She sent Ted and me a link to some personal finance article and said it might be better for them to be reimbursed before the end of the year."
"Better for whom?"
"They are relentless!"
"I am thinking of telling them I will take their word on the outstanding credit card debt - about six thousand dollars - for Ted'sSon's high school, but for his current program expenses, they have to send me receipts."
"I think that's reasonable."
"Stephanie sent receipts! Maria set me up on her student loan account!"
"That's because that's the right way to do it. When the power company sends us a bill, they can't just say, 'Give us $300.' They have to show us the meter reading."
"You are right."
"You don't think I am being too hard on them asking for receipts?"
"Are you kidding me? They have done nothing but be nasty to you. I don't want to give them any money!"
"Well, it is Ted'sSon's money."
"I wouldn't put it past them to sue you later to say that you had disbursed funds inappropriately, like if you pay that credit card debt without any kind of receipt."
"But it would have been to them!"
"Ted is the kind of guy who would kill his parents and then throw himself on the mercy of the court because he's an orphan!"
"Yep. That's why I asked the lawyer to check into it and to tell me how much latitude I have with that old debt. He said I am fine. I don't want Ted suing me. I am clear."