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When people show you who they really are... be ready to run. That is a mantra of life. We have all been bamboozled by the art of the grift. When the grift is humanity it's hard to hard to recognize. A best friend is chosen family, that chooses you as you are, so, that is why it is that much more heartbreaking when a BFF is exposed in cruelty. When someone is a no... then no.

Redditor u/cbvv1992 wanted to hear about the times we've all realized our ride or die was a problem by asking.... What was your "oh fuck, my best friend is a bad person" moment?

She Crazy

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She showed me a heartfelt letter a neighbor wrote for her, mocking the neighbor the whole time. Then would talk for hours with same neighbors boyfriend on the phone. In a giant twist, she cut me off out of nowhere and went back to being best friends with the girl she mocked. I should've acknowledged the red flag when I saw it. Also she never put shopping carts back in the return spot.

HangryValkyrie

bad kids

Not me; my daughter. Best friend for grades 2 to 7 laid in wait with others and ambushed and beat her. No reason given.

moprice53

This happened recently in my local town. Group of friends had known each other for years. One friend shows off $200 in cash he was planning to use for drugs. Others friends proceeded to beat the crap out of him, even pulled a gun, to steal his money. Now they're all being charged as adults. All over for a measly $200.

your-yogurt

Keep your Xbox

Bad person, yes, but also hot mess. He was dating a mom (not a problem), then she got a restraining order against him because he beat her up after she broke his Xbox because he was playing it too much. Then they both decided to ignore the restraining order and get married and have a kid together. They're divorced now.

Phil_Drill

Thieves

This afternoon when I discovered her and her husband were taking my money for our insurance policy even though they cancelled it back in October. They actively hid my notices I had received in the mail from the dmv as well. I'm honestly still trying to process it all.

yoursleepingwitch

She Trash

My brother told me about a girl he had been dating for a while and one evening they stopped for food on the way home. I think it was KFC. he said they had parked nearby in a parking lot and when she had finished she thew her packaging right out of the window. He demanded she got out to pick it up, and when she did he locked the doors and drove home without her, and she had to walk home, a good hour away. He had so many missed calls when he got home but he blocked her after that. (it wasn't late and it was a busy public place, so he didn't endanger her, just massively inconvenienced her).

Lord_Milo_

That Night...

The night my husband (fiancè at the time) got home from a deployment, and a bunch of us were out celebrating. My friend had been pressuring her bf to propose to her for ages, but he wasn't ready. She followed me into the bathroom, started sobbing and declared she wanted a ring so bad she wished her bf would get deployed. I told her she didn't mean that but she insisted she did. She said she didn't care if it was dangerous, she just needed a ring.

I visited a different friend on a big drinking holiday. She started loudly commenting on other girls bodies (i.e. she doesn't have the butt for that dress, she's too fat for that, etc.) and wouldn't cool it. When it was time to catch the train back to her apartment, she declared she planned to stay at the bartenders apartment and wouldn't give me her keys so I could go to her place. (I hadn't known of her plan beforehand, and was not comfortable with it.)

We finally left, but she would not go to the metro. She acted like she didn't know where it was, and kept walking back to the bar. We eventually caught the last train of the night and she spent the ride whining that I made the holiday boring and making fun of a drunk guy near us who was trying incredibly hard not to puke. When he did (into a bag his friend held) she laughed ruthlessly.

spookyybear

We bad

I knew we were all "bad people" but I realized my best friend was fundamentally different from me when he started bringing his teenaged son with him on drug deals and smoking around him. Even at my lowest, I did everything I could to keep my kids away from that.

MarkHirsbrunner

The Spot

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When he slashed the tires of another driver just bc "they took his spot." He wasn't my best friend to start with, and instantly became a non friend at that very moment. When he slashed the tires of another driver just bc "they took his spot."

JayDuBois


I became friends of this guy about 4 years ago, he seem pretty normal, then he had a horrible fight with his roommate and police had to get involve, his roommate was bipolar and refused to take his medication, so I assume my friend was one right. Years has passed and this person has had a fall out with every single person that has lived with, police has been involved multiple times and this person still doesn't realize that HE IS THE PROBLEMATIC ONE, I'm sorry but if in 4 years 7 roommates or so have been awful and police had to intervene with at least 3 of them, maybe just maybe you are the one with the problem.

MissCocochita

bad savage

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Freaking littered, just chucking garbage on the streets like it's nothing. I'm not friends with barbarians.

AltDaemon

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