I became friends with this dude when I moved out here (South Bay) a couple years ago. He always seemed like a fun/cool guy to hang out with, and he is. But lately, I'm starting to realize that this dude is just an asshole and I'm beginning to question whether or not I want to talk to this guy anymore. I started realizing this about a week ago regarding a conversation I had with him. After that conversation, everything started falling into place. The conversation was about attending a going away party. I'm not much of a party-goer due to anxiety I get around crowds and people. It's not a pretty feeling and it's really not worth the trouble. Any how, he told me that the whole reason why I'm not going is because I don't want to, which is true, because of my social anxiety around crowds of people. He then told me that if anybody asked where I was (Which would happen) he would tell them "He didn't want to come". I told him being that he's a good friend that he should cover for me and tell them that I was busy or had to be somewhere else at the time. He said a friend wouldn't ask him to lie, and it really wasn't about covering for his friends, but it was about being honest with himself and knowing he can sleep better at night if he told the truth. I told him that if he told people I didn't want to come that people would think I don't like the person that's going away. He basically replied with "If you don't go, then that means you don't like the person that's going away". It's pretty screwed up logic. He's actually done this to me in the past, but at the time I couldn't see it. I don't know about you guys, but being a "guy" I have always covered for my friends. If I were in his situation, and a friend approached me telling me that he doesn't want to go, then I would cover him regardless of what his excuse is. Is that just me? I thought it was normally a guy thing. Anyhow, after this conversation, I began to look back and analyze certain situations with him which is now convincing me that he's nothing more than a selfish asshole. 1. Inviting me to places, multiple times. Ie: Laker's Games, Dodger games, and so on. Then uninviting me shortly afterwards. I normally wouldn't take it too serious, but a few of those times I've actually canceled my plans to go hang out with this guy, only to be uninvited. 2. Careless about items that do not belong to him. A recent incident would be at a recent work event, I had my beer on the table, along with my sunglasses. He is a real touchy person, he likes to touch everybody's shit for no reason. While his arm was across the table reaching over something for no apparent fucking reason, he hit my beer, which spilled all over the table, hit my sunglasses, and my sunglasses fell onto the floor scratching the lens. They are $300 lenses, so that upset me pretty well, and I let him know that his action upset me. I received no apology, in return, I received his justified excuse "Your sunglasses shouldn't have been on the table". 3. Nit-picking about money. Prior to recent incidents, this guy and I used to go to lunch frequently. I have no problems splitting the bill in half. Multiple times I have even paid a considerable amount of money more because the items he chose are expensive items, but I do agree to split the bill in half. However, when we do split the bill and my items happen to be a bit more expensive, he will nitpick 50 cents. And he will continuously bug about that 50 cents until he gets it back. After I would pay him back, he would often be manipulative telling me that I never paid him back and I still owe him those cents. It's so annoying. 4. Shit talker. This guy has a ton of friends. Knows a lot of people and has a lot of connections. However, he continuously talks shit about all of them behind their back to me. Even a few of his close friends that I know of. Recently, that got me to thinking, he's probably talking shit to them about me. 5. Immature. Although, this is more of an annoyance factor. He is quite immature. Constantly touching your belongings, annoying you, etc. He's also a fucking baby. He's a prank puller, he likes to pull pranks on people. In the end, it's all a laugh and a silly joke. The moment I or others pull a prank on him, he throws a hissy fit to the point where he will ignore a person for months. I pulled a prank on him last year for constantly fucking with my shit. He ignored me for a month straight. I suppose he should have just kept ignoring, lol. Anyway. I probably wrote a lot more than I should have. This document is probably one-sided, but I'm being as honest as I can. My question is, this dude is trying to get me to hit the Gym and hang out with him again, but I'm really having a difficult time putting trust into this person, knowing that he will toss me under the bus at anytime just so he can "sleep better at night". Do you think I should give this idiot a second chance or should I just forget it, at the moment, he's not worthy of being a friend of mine. What do you think?