She wants the money for a lap band surgery. She asked me because my dad refuses to let her have the surgery. My Dad refused because she does absolutely nothing but sit on her ass and eats all day. She acts like the surgery will be a cure all for her dietary ills.
He's afraid that, even though she will only be able to eat tiny amounts of food, that it would all be sweets. And, her sugar (she's diabetic) is already on a daily roller coaster ride as it is.
Her eyesight is going, her feet are in not so good shape, and she's cold (especially her hands) ALL THE TIME. Not to mention she spends so much time in the bathroom, he's thinking of installing a mailbox in there or an intercom at the very least.
I obviously told her no about borrowing the money. Then, I griped her out a bit about even putting me in that position, especialy having to tell her no (knowing it was desperation that made her even ask), but also because I don't trust those surgeries.
When my Dad found out she asked us for the money he said "Son, I don't know whether to laugh, cry, or put my foot up her ass."