So while we were dating, I told her I'd try and fix her motorcycle for her in exchange for a bike frame. Then she broke up with me. We were living 300 miles apart, so I still had the motorcycle, but the weather this winter was god awful, so it had to wait until the spring. So this spring I got it fired up but the problem she was having with it wasn't showing up. The motorcycle isn't street legal, so I couldn't really ride it around. We talked about this, and there were two options. She could either give me the parts necessary to make it legal, or we could just let it be (it ran, and rode fine in the parking lot.) She decided to just let it be.
3 weeks ago, I hauled the motorcycle back to her. She rode it around and discovered it still had the problem. Last week, she asked if I would fix it for her. I told her yes (as I still felt like the trade wasn't fair), and then didn't hear anything more about it. Monday, she and I got into an argument about stupid crap, and I realized I'm still angry with her. (She really didn't break up with me so much as put us on hold, then maybe, then probably not, then almost certainly not...she basically just drug me around.) I told her on Monday night that I needed to deal with this alone, without her (thanks to great advice from Foosters ) and she said she'd just wait for me to get a hold of her again. Ok, fine.
Today, she IM'ed me.
Her (first IM, no hello, nothing)(9:56:22 AM): When do you think that you'll be able to work on the 50?
Me (9:57:39 AM): I'm not sure.
Her (9:58:01 AM): Can you narrow it down for me at all?
Me (10:00:24 AM): I know I said I'd do it for you, but I'm not sure I can do anything for you right now.
Her (10:01:26 AM): Look, I don't know what your major malfunction is, and since you won't talk to me, I'm kind of at a loss as to what to do. I need to get the 50 up and running and I was counting on you, since you said that you would do it for me in exchange for the Catamount.
Her (10:02:13 AM): I know that you're having problems with me and I'm trying to respect that, but I'm getting close to being in some serious financial trouble and it would really help to have money for the 50.
Her (10:04:15 AM): hello?