promoted 8 years 4 months ago, posted 8 years 5 months ago
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Not worth a deep contemplation but definately something to think about if you have friends like this.
My best friend... His name is Tom. COUNTLESS times have we been driving around randomly not knowing what we are doing, he has taken us to a restaurant, liquorstore, place to buy smokes and bought us numerous amounts of stuff and then EXPECTED that I automatically have to pay him back for anything he's payed for. I mean to be honest I have no job at the moment, I am not living anywhere (I'm couch hopping at the moment) and obviously I have no way of supplying myself with life needs, but I mean how is that even just of a "best" friend to help you live for the moment and then assume that you would pay him everything back immediately as if you owed him your life? I mean obviously I would like to pay him back for helping me survive the past little while but I can't help but to point out his obvious arrogance and overly-self-loving attitude. When we are together just me and him, he never mentions the fact that I "owe" him mega money and what such, he never comments on my joblessness or my stupidity, but when we get together with EVEN ONE of our other friends (or more than one for that matter) he has this ultra obsession with calling me out on everything. "Get a job so you can pay me back 'WHAT YOU OWE ME' and stop being so shit compared to me and my aweomeness". I can not handle his superior attitude and some days I want to just punch him in the mouth. I mean I feel obligated to pay him back in some way for what he has helped me with but I do NOT feel as if I should have to follow him as he supplies me with my survival. You could call him an attention whore as he can not help but to portray himeslf as the best mo'fucker that ever crossed this part of the planet, but honestly, if you were truly somebody's best friend, would you really be building this sort of relationship with that person?
All I really have to say is fuck him, fuck his morality, fuck everything he stands for. He has been hand fed his entire life and expects that any small favor he supplies somebody should be paid times ten due to his "kindness and abundance of heart". I have grown up with the lesson that nothing is free and everything is only worth it's equal in this world. If I let some homeless friend of mine stay with me for a day, I'd expect that friend to at least want to repay me even in the smallest way, though I would not demand it to be returned at all. I would not give this person the opportunity to live and then automatically expect this person to pay me back with everything they have imediately. If I had the chance to help a friend better themselves, that would be enough payment. I would not exploit their misfortune to expand on my swelling ego and popularity.
Now I ask you TAN... what do you propose I do? let this nonsense continue untill I pay him back? Or do I call him out on his bullshit and risk losing a good friend to some egotistical powertrip?
PS I'm expecting mega flamz from this post but I do not care. Those who reply with some valid advice or some not-retarded tips, I thank you in advance...