How would you deal with the "wannabee baller" friend?

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by Saltricks, Jul 26, 2010.

  1. whiteslashasian

    whiteslashasian Senior member

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    ok if these are all absolutely true, then i believe you should continue being his friend for the pure entertainment factor.

    Only he has to do this in areas he isn't known and doesn't mind not ever returning to.
     


  2. Saltricks

    Saltricks Senior member

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    This thread is win in the highest sense of the word.

    Actually I had a friend who did that tip scam to me as well. But we had to shell out extra to cover his 5% tip. We also ran with a group who regularly got hooked up with drinks from a bartender and my douche friend would show up, drink a free shot or two and just order water when asked what else he wanted. We all stopped getting hooked up after a few more episodes of that.


    AAHHGHH This makes my blood boil! ARG

    I'll post another story later. So many to choose from!
     


  3. DGstyles

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    Well, if you've known him for that long, just be blunt about it. Tell him flat out that he's a poser, comes off as a douche, and that you're embarrassed to be around him when he's acting that way. If he has fully formed frontal lobes, he should be able to take some constructive criticism.

    +1. If he is a good friend, he should be able to understand where you are coming from. If he doesn't and can't take the criticism, then I think it may be time to hang out less. Maybe he will come to and realize that he is the epitome of douchebaggery.
     


  4. UnFacconable

    UnFacconable Senior member

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    I just want to weigh in and say that Saltricks - you are a great writer and have a very very good memory which is extremely beneficial to your storytelling. I wouldn't be surprised if you knocked out a quality book or two. Maybe you should write a magazine style article about this guy.

    Also, based on the chronology - seems like after years of losing "bitches" to "6'2" white guys wearing abercrombie" your friend decided to douche it up so that he'd be on the other side of the equation. Turns out that he was wrong about why girls weren't digging his business, and just made things worse.
     


  5. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    Does your friend spend a lot of time playing DDR?
     


  6. JesseJB

    JesseJB Senior member

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    Does your friend spend a lot of time playing DDR?

    He will later in prison.
     


  7. Kyoung05

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    Also, based on the chronology - seems like after years of losing "bitches" to "6'2" white guys wearing abercrombie" your friend decided to douche it up so that he'd be on the other side of the equation. Turns out that he was wrong about why girls weren't digging his business, and just made things worse.

    The OP has never told us what douchefriend looks like - all we know is that he's Asian, and wishes he were a 6'2" white guy. Is he the type of guy that is barely 5'6" and works out a ton, thinking bulk/muscles will make up for his lack of height? Does he look like a Mongoloid? Is he a balding fat dude and slathers gel onto the three remaining hairs on his head? Inquiring minds want to know...
     


  8. JesseJB

    JesseJB Senior member

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    The OP has never told us what douchefriend looks like - all we know is that he's Asian, and wishes he were a 6'2" white guy. Is he the type of guy that is barely 5'6" and works out a ton, thinking bulk/muscles will make up for his lack of height? Does he look like a Mongoloid? Is he a balding fat dude and slathers gel onto the three remaining hairs on his head? Inquiring minds want to know...

    omg I have one of these.
     


  9. Saltricks

    Saltricks Senior member

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    The OP has never told us what douchefriend looks like - all we know is that he's Asian, and wishes he were a 6'2" white guy. Is he the type of guy that is barely 5'6" and works out a ton, thinking bulk/muscles will make up for his lack of height? Does he look like a Mongoloid? Is he a balding fat dude and slathers gel onto the three remaining hairs on his head? Inquiring minds want to know...
    I think I mentioned that he's not BAD looking (it's just when he opens his mouth [​IMG] ). He looks a bit mixed (he's filipino with some chinese I think). One weird thing about his face is his beady eyes. When he wears glasses, they are fine but when he takes them off... [​IMG] Body wise he is skinny, but not muscular or defined. He is about 5'8". His hair is kind of like the guy below: [​IMG] Actually, looking at the picture...imagine an asian version of the guy above. That's pretty much him.
     


  10. Kyoung05

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    Body wise he is skinny, but not muscular or defined. He is about 5'8". His hair is kind of like the guy below:


    Yea, 5'8" is kind of on the short side - I could see how he thinks growing an extra 6" would help him out. Maybe instead of investing (and I use this term loosely) in True Religion jeans and Versace shirts, he should buy some of these bad boys: http://www.tallmenshoes.com/
     


  11. LawrenceMD

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    I think I mentioned that he's not BAD looking (it's just when he opens his mouth [​IMG] ). He looks a bit mixed (he's filipino with some chinese I think).

    i wonder how douchey he acts when he watched Manny Pacquiao fights... it must be x100,000,000
     


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    How did he react to this?

    Ok, if you're out of college this was probably 6 years ago.
    Were people texting that much 6 years ago? No.
    Something is off with this timeline.
     


  13. Reevolving

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    How did he afford a Mercedes in college?
    How did he get a lease financing with zero income? (student)
    Who paid the insurance (which includes collision/comp for a leased auto)
    If his parents paid, are they still paying his bills?

    Also, you said he leases a new Benz every "year or two"
    I have never heard of leases under 3 years.

    What does douchebag friend do for a living?
    What was his major?

    You have graduated college.
    You guys still live in the same town?
    You went to the same HS and college?

    When he goes on a date, is he a cheapskate or a big spender?
     


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    [​IMG]
     


  15. Saltricks

    Saltricks Senior member

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    How did he afford a Mercedes in college?
    How did he get a lease financing with zero income? (student)
    Who paid the insurance (which includes collision/comp for a leased auto)
    If his parents paid, are they still paying his bills?

    Also, you said he leases a new Benz every "year or two"
    I have never heard of leases under 3 years.

    What does douchebag friend do for a living?
    What was his major?

    You have graduated college.
    You guys still live in the same town?
    You went to the same HS and college?

    When he goes on a date, is he a cheapskate or a big spender?


    ok im kind of buzzed right now (just went out with douchefriend, good story there) but ill try to answer this

    His parents got the lease for him, insurance, etc
    they are still paying his bill
    i dunno how long the leases are but it seems he gets a new car pretty often ( i dont see how this has to do with anything)

    douchebag is an intern right now at a stockbroker firm
    major was first it was airplane flying, then something i cant remember, then business (risk assesment)

    he lives close by me. We went to different HS/colleges

    trick question, he doesn't go on dates. But I guess what you COULD call a date, he is usually a cheapskate

    Whats with the spanish inquisition here?

    And also, I was texting back in 8th grade so I really don't know what you mean that something is off. Are you asian? We've been texting since it was invented. I used to be able to text one handed on those old alpha numeric keyboards without looking. I dunno whats so unbelievable here.

    I hope that clears up any doubts you have haha

    As I said, buzzed right now, looking for some porn to help me go to sleep...decided to check styleforum...saw posts, answered...etc...
     


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