An Ex-Best Friend
I have many ex best friends but I wanted to share one of the stories. I'd like to hear what you think of this.
We work at the same place and that's how we became close. At the time I was new and my supervisor, Kayden, was suppose to train me. He was mean to me. Made me feel like I was annoying and bothering him when he knew I didn't have any experience. I got the swing of it quickly and thankful for the people who helped me.
I even drove and worked in other stores to be trained so I can learn quicker. By the end of the month I didn't have to be told what to do nor did I have any questions.
That same day we talked during lunch and we clicked. I thought he was hilarious and he was happy to have made a new friend.
Anyway, the more we talked the more we hung out to the point everyone thought we were together. The regular customers thought there was chemistry between us. I did like him more than a friend but he didn't. He loved having me around and I felt we helped each other out like best friends would. We stayed friends for 2 years.
It all changed when Kayden started to date Jen. I've met Jen once. Kayden's boss sent me to help out another store and that's the only reason why I know her. She's the type of person who is angry all the time. The only time she calmed down was when you ask her questions about her life.
They've been dating for over a year probably and since they dated we haven't talked. Our work schedules didn't sync up anymore. There's another reason why we stopped talking but I don't want to get into that right now.
I feel I was always nice to Kayden. Been a friend when he needed me. Once in a blue moon we'll work together and every time he's extremely rude to me. The kind of rude where the other person is insulting you. He'll ask what's new in my life and when I tell him anything positive he's not happy for me like he used to.
On top of telling him the positives I would tell him my decisions I've made lately. He looks and talks to me like I'm the dumbest piece of shit he's ever met. I'm not sure what's going on but he never talked to me like that before. When I ask him what's going on in his life he would be vague and end the conversation.
I know my coworkers talk behind my back. He use to tell me what they said and never jumped in but now he probably does. He tries to hurt me but he doesn't know the whole situation.
Like one time I started my shift. Another person was suppose to come in at 9. They ended up calling out. I didn't know so it was only Kayden running the entire store. When I came in at 10 I was shocked because the line was out the door, the phones were off the hook, and our order just arrived. I can't remember what was said but I don't remember being rude. When we were trying to catch up he said, “You don't care? How are you going to pay your bills? You should be thankful for this job.” Something along those lines but little did he know I was already working over time.
The latest encounter was I told him I had transferred to another store. (More drama I won't get into.) I was happy about it. On our way out to leave for the day he looked on thr calendar is like, “Oh you're next shift isn't until next Saturday.” He was smiling and happy that I wasn't scheduled Monday-Friday. I didn't tell him I was working elsewhere Monday- Friday.