Re: Almost certain friend stole from me - not sure what to do
Well, I responded to that text and called him out. See below. Not exactly a strong denial. Feels very manipulative.
"Hey man, I'm sorry to hear you're having a rough go. I've been out of touch because something is bothering me. I think that capo somehow made its way out of my house with you. I'm worried about you man. But you gotta be straight with me."
"Oh **** man, thanks for bieng honest my friend. You can always do that with me. It definitely didn't and I want you know that my relationship to my word is really important, so you can trust me.
I'm totally happy to chat with you more about it too. And I'm never offended by your asking, so don't be shy."
I was pretty disappointed by his response but it's to be expected. I was thinking, if the shoe was on the other foot, and he accused me of this, and I was innocent, I'd be pissed. My response would be "uhh, NO, I didn't take your ****, why the f would you accuse me of such a thing??"
Then my mind jumps back to the response he initially gave me: "That's weird. I'll check my backpack just in case". Then no follow up whatsoever - never mentioned it again until I called him out.
I told my colleague about this the other day - and when I got to his above response to the initial question, she burst out laughing. That was telling.
Anyway, haven't replied to his reply.
Then, a couple hours after I texted him calling him out, he put this on Facebook:
"Today I'm at a total loss. I'm no longer precious; maybe never was. My reality has become a brokenheartedness so profound that I'm spellbound. I don't know what I did wrong, and nothing I try is making it right.
Hug your friends. And be honest with each other for christ's sake."