• Graveyard Shift

People Describe The Creepy Moments That Made Them Distance Themselves From Former Friends

List RulesVote up the friendship reveals that would have you creating distance.

Ever thought you truly knew someone, only to find out you didn't know them at all? We've all been duped by seemingly well-meaning people who ended up being a total nightmare. We might sometimes have a small feeling that something is "off" about a person, but it's still jarring when they go from Dr. Jekyll to Mr. Hyde. 

Redditors shared their true stories of times when they suddenly looked at a person much differently. Like when friends do terrible things, these discoveries ended life-long friendships and blossoming platonic relationships. From tales of betrayal to accounts of manipulative behavior, these stories reveal that not all friendships last forever. 

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    3760 VOTES

    A Wannabe Tony Montana

    From Redditor /u/ChunkyMunky666:

    I remember growing up with people who went through those Scarface and gangster phases, and how a lot of them were just huge try-hards who wanted the world to know that they were "bad." This one guy, all he would do is just smoke weed, and I remember how I asked my friend who was friends with his little brother what was up with him since he was always skipping school just to smoke weed, skateboard and get into fights.

    I ended up finding out that he broke his little brother’s arm and killed his pet parrot by smashing it repeatedly on the dinner table.

    Is this creepy?
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    3597 VOTES

    Older Friends Aren't Always Cooler Friends

    From Redditor /u/b1rd:

    When it finally dawned on me that all of his “friends” were teenagers, most of them girls, and that I wasn’t just “so mature” for my age that a man in his early 20s found me exceptionally fun to hang out with.

    I tried to discuss this with some of my girlfriends that he was “friends” with, but none of them saw the issue. I remember saying, “What would a 21-year-old guy be getting from hanging out with a bunch of 13-15 year olds?” and feeling like the answer was just so obvious, how could they not see it?

    And they were all so offended at the concept that maybe we weren’t just the coolest people alive. Amber even said, “Because we’re more mature than normal 14-year-olds”. But we’re still 14, Amber! Why is he not hanging out with people from his college?

    So I just stopped going out with them when he was around. They eventually stopped hanging out with him after he “dated” and subsequently broke up with a few of them. Stuff like that makes my skin crawl now as an adult. If I ever have kids I don’t know how I’m going to feel comfortable letting them ever leave the house alone.

    Is this creepy?
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    4201 VOTES

    Everyone Enjoys Making Their Friends Upset, Right?

    From Redditor /u/Maagado:

    A girl I know likes to make people cry... and she is trying constantly to lead people into it.

    I talked to her about it after a mutual friend lost his father in a car accident, and she would start [a] conversation about [it] just to make him cry. She said she didn't think it was a bad thing and that "everyone does it." I told her she should get some help about it but she [said] it's something she enjoys so it doesn't need to be taken care of.

    Is this creepy?
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    3135 VOTES

    Talk About A Pet Cemetery

    From Redditor /u/Bodymindisoneword:

    Learned from my mother that the girl down the block squeezed her hamster to death so I was no longer allowed over.

    Is this creepy?