A longtime friend of mine used me as an excuse several times to cheat on his wife. He cheated on her and said he was hanging out with me and I had no idea he'd done that until weeks, even months later. I was pretty pissed off because I could have easily called his house and asked for him when he was "shooting pool" at a tavern with me!. That would be an awful way to give him up/freak her out, right?
We had this talk about it. I was like, "Dude what the F!! What if I called you??? Maybe you could have told me first so I don't pick up the phone to call you??"
(we'd talk a couple times a week on the phone)
I was kinda pissed to say the least. About a week or two later I helped him tear shingling and planks off his roof--not exactly fun and games. I'd agreed to help him a while back so I felt I had to at least do that. When I got there at 7:00 AM like we said the bastard was not home. Apparently he needed to go get some last minute stuff for the job. As I pull into his driveway his wife is out front and lets me in. Next thing you know she's handing me coffee and is asking to me about him and if I heard anything about this or that. Just wonderful conversation for this time of the morning before your first cup of coffee.
I ended up working on his roof that day gutting the roof of shingles and plying out planks. By the time that was done I headed out. Later I called him on his cell to tell him that his wife asked me all sorts of questions when he wasn't home. He was like ...."What did she say? What did she say?"
I then told him to get smart with whatever he was doing and leave me the heck out of it. He was like "HUH"...I was like, "Look man......you left me out to dry today. If you're gonna cheat don't EVER say you are hanging with me and don't even tell me your war stories either. Just cheat if you want but I don't want to hear about it! I'm not going to be an excusemaker for you"
He didn't like that.
It's a shame but we haven't talked since the summer of 2010. And I'd known this guy over 30 years at that point.