Yes! My boyfriend went home for the holidays since school is out and I decided to help out his best friend who was still stuck in town taking exams at the university. I said I'd drive him to the airport one early morning as a kind gesture (read: save him money by not having to park his car at the airport during winter vacation).
This little punk no-showed. I called him to ask him where he was and he didn't pick up. I, then, texted him and asked where was he and to let him know I was outside. He texted, about 30 minutes later, that he forgot to tell me days ago that he was in Rhode Island already (and to my surprised meeting that narcissist Davey Wavey at some charity function. My boyfriend didn't know this -- I checked this punk's Instagram).
I remained calm over texts as I drove to work that morning. He eventually wrote, "Goddamn it, I'm sorry." He isn't sorry. If he was, I wouldn't have to force that apology out of him.
I really do want to punch his lights out. I want to get my hands around his pencil neck and strangle him. (Just thoughts... of course I wouldn't lay my hands on him even though I've been fantasizing about it.)
How do you control your anger? I spoke with my boyfriend he said that his standing me up was "uncharacteristic" of him and that he understands my anger.
I've never really cared to call my boyfriend's friend a "friend," since we're very different personality wise. But, I was always cordial with him because my boyfriend liked him. (BTW, this friend is an escort. Isn't that a red flag? My boyfriend said it doesn't bother him and it might not bother me either if I knew him more. But, come on, isn't that a red flag to maybe keep your distance from him?)
For what it's worth: in the past, this friend always would allude to his size (5'7 and 115 pounds) when he ever felt fear of someone or something. It always stood out to me when he made these comments. Now, after a few days, I'm starting to think that he's been pushing people's buttons for a long time and then plays the "Little ol' me" defense.