What is your take on this situation....
I have known this woman for about ten years, started to really get to know her about four years ago when I worked on her husband and since his demise, have started working on her also. The lines are quite blurry as she is a client and my sponsor in a recovery program....would really like to run it by all of you here:
About a month ago, she fell on black ice and fractured her wrist...one of her church members lived with her for about two weeks after the injury. She is able to get around on her own, except for drive. I travel to her home to do the massage sessions, and don't charge her for travel time....she is 25-30 mins away depending on traffic. Anyway, before the last two sessions, she asked if I could pick up a couple of things are the grocery store for her...no problem. Yesterday, she wanted me to take her to the bank (10 mins away) and then wanted to go to a Shoprite which was twenty minutes away. I let her know that I would not be able to go there since after 5pm traffic is a nightmare on the roads I go on. She gives me a little attitude because prices are a bit higher at the closest grocery store.
What is really getting on my nerves is that this woman is very well off, no children, no close family but is very cheap. She has made comments before that I should come and stay with her while she is recovering, that she wants a meat dinner instead of a pasta dinner when I offered to bring over some food, and in no way has she offered gas money or anything for the time that people are putting in to help her! She does not want to get an aid or order groceries from the store because of the money she will have to spend. How can an individual expect this kind of crap especially when she is living in a mansion and is a multi millionaire?!!! I cannot even talk to her about it because she is my frigging sponsor!
So how do you think I handle this?