“I’m gonna make you and offer you can’t refuse.” You make deals with scrupulous people you can get hurt. Sure at this time it’s a tight economy. Sure we could all use a little borrowed money to make ends meet. But be sure if you borrow from a loan shark you know what to expect. Pay on time or they will issue you a payback. Capiche!
Here are five lessons you’ll learn the hard way.
First, a Warning they mean Business!
You like using your good hand to write checks. Then you had better write what you owe with interest and like yesterday. Loan sharks are not agreeable when people are late with payment. You will get the special of the day – a knuckle sandwich. Your fingers are the sandwich.
Second, they Teach you a Lesson!
You said you would pay. You begged them to give you more time. They said they’d give you one more day. You get down on your knees and pray for a miracle. Too late, because when tomorrow comes you won’t be able to get down on your knees to beg or pray.
Third, they take Fluffy!
You imagine the worse. Loan shark may threaten to come after your family, spouse and kids. What you don’t know is that they will take your dog. You have your family tightly secured inside the house. You have forgotten that your dog is outside. A simple steak, leash and away mobsters go with a man’s best friend. Don’t expect to ever see Fluffy again.
Fourth, they take your Car!
So how are you supposed to pay them back if you don’t have transportation. Dealing with mobsters is irrational at best. They will take your assets and still assert you owe them money. Your car is like a commodity of trade. You bought stock and lost.
Finally, you Lose it All!
You paid off half the loan. Maybe the Boss will allow you off the hook and work off the rest of the loan. So, so wrong! Loan sharks need to make sure everybody knows they demand respect. If you don’t pay on time and with interest, well, then say goodbye to your happy home you were trying to save in the first place.
It doesn’t pay to play with Sharks!