A guy owes me a small amount of money, $10, and he's just being a weasel about paying me back.
This is just an annoyance, I'm not hurting for the money.
When I see him, I'm prone to ask in a direct, assertive manner "Hey, where's that $10 you owe me?" A person I know amazed me and said I should not "grovel" to get the $10 back.
Isn't this the exact opposite of groveling? I don't see where groveling comes into it.
What do you think? And here's the definition of groveling:
Definition of GROVEL
: to creep with the face to the ground : crawl
a : to lie or creep with the body prostrate in token of subservience or abasement b : to abase oneself
: to give oneself over to what is base or unworthy : wallow