And so, he didn't do what he said he'd do.
And every time this happens I lose a little respect for him & I trust him less.
Every time he fails to keep his word [which is becoming more & more often], I see that he is NOT the man I thought he was.
Also. . .
It pisses me off . . .
I try to be a good friend, I try to consider the other person's feelings, I TRY to do as I say I'll do ... and I KNOW that I am deserving of the same, especially, from one who claims he 'appreciates' & values our friendship.
When he lies to me ... OR ... seems to take our friendship for granted, I no longer "try" to be a good friend to him.
Neither one of us is perfect, of course, but dang if he ain't taking me for granted.
I won't allow his actions to mildly affect me this way, anymore.
Better to stop dealing with someone who doesn't value the friendship, than to change or lower my standards of how I enteract as a friend.
I don't plan to start the new year  wasting precious time with someone who couldn't care less. Looking at the situation this way, makes it easier to let the friendship go.
Cause nowadays ... when I think of him, I'm shaking my head and thinking -- Hell naw, I'm OUT!