More and more frequently, I've discovered that various people I know have, little by little, 'ow shall we say? Taking liberties?
A couple of f'rinstances. I get a phone call. "Is Bear there? No? Fine, not like you could do anything anyway, heh, heh, heh.
Another regular " Can you lend me..." Nope! :) "Oh, I find that hard to believe"
Mate of mine attends a church. Made a vaguely suggestive comment about Bear in front of a church leader. Idiot. And I know he knew it, because he came right to to Bear and I and apologised. End of.
You think? Oh, no. Went on to ban him from some meetings to teach him a lesson. Like Duh, that's helpful. Was I ever consulted by that church or advised someone had said something untoward about my lass? Nope. You'd think so, wouldn't you? Oh, great, that's what you do with some chuff who puts his foot in it. Deprive him of a 'positive' influence. Uhuh. Pffft. Tufty Club. But we thought.... ahhh, well.
"I've bought you a drink, but not him, because he's not allowed" WTF? Whats he doing in my wallet?"
Taking the change he kept. That's what. So sue me.
Just a few examples of the crap I sometimes have to put up with, and do you know, I've found it's not unusual.
I'm stroked. Not stupid.