Pat Gunn (dachte) wrote,
Pat Gunn
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Friendships without respect

I saw Charles today, perhaps for the last time. We went out, saw a movie, and it was good. It was about a chess guy and the interesting life he had. On the way back, I pointed out that he wasn't suggesting the most direct way, and he got very angry after I refused to submit on that point -- I knew that it was not obvious that my simpler route was more efficient, but it was, and mathematically demonstratable too. We were going to hear a radio program at his place, with him on it, and another guy stopped by. And... while we were waiting, he kept on rationalizing his participation in the affair Juliet was having with him (she has a bf, as previously mentioned). I've been recently quite on edge with Charles, and I think it's mainly that I don't respect him as a good person anymore, and what I had left was purely momentum and familiarity. Charles generally tends to keep on a particular topic in a conversation, and since this one was his complicated (and, I think, unethical) relationship with Juliet (who is being immoral), it finally wore through the remains of my reserve of liking for him, and I became angry, asking him to change the subject. He suggested that I leave, and I did, saying I would not speak with him until the Juliet thing was over. But.. perhaps I wouldn't even should it be over. I am very angry with him for what he has done, and I really don't think I want to be friends with someone who would do that. I suppose that's all I have to say -- I'm quite upset, and probably will relax for a bit and then go to Insomnia to program or write some philosophy.

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