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With friends like this....

So apparently I'm a mean and evil person.

At least Martin and Shannon seem to think so.

Remember a while back when Dave and I picked up a TV for Martin? We hauled it to his place, ran it to his house (in the rain no less) unpacked it and I carried it to his room. We spent a while helping him set it up and I made a point of telling him which adaptors he needed from Radio Shack. We kidded around a bit and all was good. Or at least that's what Dave and I thought.

You see, I said something that offended Martin. The TV cost something like $194.86. Dave paid this out of pocket and Martin re-imbursed him when we got there. Martin gave him $195.00. Now to be honest, I'm not sure who exactly brought it up, but basically I noted that Dave was getting a $0.16 delivery fee. I think Martin said "and there's the delivery fee" and I responded with "oooo a whole 16 cents" but I might have somehow said it all myself. The important point being that I said it as a joke. We were all there goofing off and I threw it out there along with a good "Tee-hee-hee". Martin had said he was going to treat Dave to lunch/dinner at some point and in all honesty, I didn't really care either way.

I think we would have both done it just as friends without any expecting anything out of it. Martin took it seriously though and instead of telling us about it, he told Shannon and Dave on Monday. Dave was caught off guard and didn't say anything, but Shannon was eating it all up and their consensus was that I suck and I'm an obnoxious friend. Knowing some of the people they're friends with, I find that comparison rather offensive.

Why? Well a) Martin got pissed over something so trivial, b) he didn't tell me about it and just dwelled on it for a couple of weeks, c) he was telling other people about it without talking to me about it first. I'm just not used to people acting like that when I was helping do them a favor without expecting anything in return. I would have at least expected some sort of "Hey man, that's not cool" at which point I would have totally apologized for the misunderstanding and told him I didn't mean it in a bad way, etc... Telling other folks though just puts me in a bad light and it annoys me.

Anyways. Bleh. I'm offended that they got offended over something so stupid and trivial. I'm glad I don't deal with either of them all that often. I'm not happy with either of them after that.

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