Date: August 13, 2023 09:14AM
DW and I knew some Evangelical couples years ago and would occasionally get together for dinner or just hang out. They never successfully recruited us to Christianity, yet we still enjoyed each others company. The years have passed and we have maintained friendship with just one couple who live up north and will come visit us next month.
Out of the blue last week we get a call that one of these individuals needs bail. We had not seen him nor heard from him in the past 8 years. The bonding company said (per his words to them) we were his only hope of getting out of jail. He had a bond set for $3000 and we would need to pay 10% to get him out. I grudgingly agreed to pay A few hours later the bonding company called and said there were additional circumstances and the bond was raised to $6000. I refused at that point. I explained briefly to the woman at the bonding company that this was an old acquaintance and after learning of the additional charges I did not want to be on the hook for so much money. She agreed that I made the right decision and set up a refund on my card to get the bail money back.
Two days go by. He called last night and said he needed $350 to get his car out of impound. It appears someone posted bail for him. I paid the impound fee doubting I will ever see that money again. It was difficult to turn down a desperate person so I relented.
We originally met these Evangelicals as I founded exmormon.org and have had the opportunity to meet many people. I never anticipated this as a result of all the contacts we have had. Oh well.