I have a good friend of 17 years who is totally broke. She was initially my MOH but stepped down for reasons I won't get into. Ever since I got engaged she has been really negative and I attribute that to her being miserable in her own relationship.
Anyway, for every 6 rooms booked I get one free so I gave one to her. But that's based on 2 people in a room. There's a chance she may come solo. And if that happens, I'd have to potentially use the room credit I (hopefully!) earn on a second free room. For example, if I book 6 rooms at $1,000 each, I get a $1,000 credit that can be applied any way I want. I gave it to her. Now if she comes solo, I would need an $1800 credit to cover her room. So essentially, I only get a $200 credit between the two rooms to use for myself. And that's assuming I get that may bookings through my agent because even if guests book the same hotel, if it doesn't go through my TA it doesn't count.
How do I tell her this? She just asked me to borrow $75 and I agreed to it, against my better judgement. I have to tell her this news today. How do I say it nicely?