(Original post by willbee)
She sounds like she's treating you like ****. Best friends don't let you down, and she sounds like she's been doing that a lot. I think you should tell her you're fed up of her treating you that way and the fact that she's in a difficult situation doesn't justify refusing to pay you back. It's not your fault she's got a **** job and only earns 25 a month, how is that even possible? Minimum wage is like 5 pounds-ish, she should be earning that amount per shift.
You weren't in the wrong but by apologising you have given her the impression that she has the moral high ground here. I've done the same though, when you don't want to lose someone so you apologise to try to make up even if they're the one at fault.
I think it sounds like she's had the money to pay you back for a while and she's not going to do it, so I'd stop wasting your time with her and give up on her. If you meant a lot to her (and you should, you lent her 26 quid) then she would pay you back ASAP, the fact that she has not shows how much respect she has for you. She probably thinks you're a pushover and thinks she can take advantage of your generosity and you won't stand up for yourself.
Tbh, she sounds like a right cow.
Speaking from experience I have treated some friends poorly in the past, in the way she's treated you because I felt they were too kind for their own good and I got annoyed when they pulled me up on it and made me feel like a bad friend (which I was). It's much easier to borrow 25 quid than it is to pay it back (as those poor people who trust Wonga.com find out) and I expect her anger at you will come from knowing she's in the wrong herself. But she'd probably rather blame you than herself because people like to tell themselves they're good people, especially when they're not behaving like it. It's easy to forgive someone when they're in the wrong, but when they're in the right and you're the one at fault it can be really hard to accept.
I've also been on the receiving end of a friendship turned sour because all the other person does is TAKE TAKE TAKE. When it comes to something like refusing to pay back borrowed money, it shows a marked disrespect for you.
And the fact that she is making indirect and insulting tweets and "VAGUEBOOKING" against you, shows that she is downright immature.
I think she sounds like she deserves a slap, but be the better person and walk away with your head held high. Even if she continues to post indirect statues/tweets, or holds a grudge about you asking for your money back, people will see that she's the idiot if you don't indulge her, and you'll feel better about yourself if you just pull out of there and don't look back. Ditch her because she sounds like a dead weight and she'll only bring you down.
Sometimes a relationship is so bad the only thing you can do is leave, and there's no shame in that.