As part of the new category I want to start writing about, here's a situation I found myself in some time ago and I've struggled with moving past it, with minimal success. I won't mention who Friend1, Friend2 and Friend3 are but I've got other aliases for them here. Mostly I'm sharing this for posterity because someday Moose and Squirrel may find themselves in a similar situation.
About 12 hours later
Friend3 chimes in. He responds to the email from Friend2 and suggests
the first date because he will be out of town for the second date.
Friend1 says he'll check to see if that date is still available and asks
if I can make it. I check and cannot get that day off of work.
Somehow the date that worked for me was forgotten and Friend2 got to go
to the event. Did Friend3 not see my email? Unknown. Did Friend3
manipulate the situation so he could go? also unknown.
Do Friend1 and Friend2 have the smallest penises in the world for
pretending not to notice what Friend3 did? Absolutely. Either one of
them could have simply replied to Friend3's email and said "hey what
about what Icarus said regarding his availability?" Instead they
dropped back to watch and see how it would play out.