Bit of a shit moment last night. Coming out of law school, we had a little circle that did an Oscar pool every year. There was always trash talking involved, but it was always good-natured. That's been changing in recent years to become a bit meaner, but it was still never personal. Yesterday, the emails went out, there was trash talk, and one of my friends did some trash talk about me that crossed the line into mean and personal, and not really about the contest at all, calling me a dumbass and a chump.
It was one of those moments that crystalized "Just why am I friends with this guy, anyway?" His facebook comments on my page are all like that. It's no fun anymore, and I've just been taking it, because the guy is my friend, right?
I simply responded "Yeah, this is no fun for me anymore. I'm out." And left it at that. This morning, he responded "Seriously? It won't be as much fun without trouncing you." I don't think he gets why I left.
Debating whether I need to drop him as a facebook friend. I hate to be a big suck who can't take it (which is what it looks like), but -- just why am I friends with this guy? He's not ever nice to me.
Whatever. My patience for other people is reaching historic low levels.