Do I admit OR Keep my mouth shut ?

Canada
January 9, 2016 3:12pm CST
You best friend calls you up a couple hours before your're due to go out telling you that he or she has a sick relative today and thinks he/she should go sit with the relative. Most people would have a broad understanding of this: BUT... Next day you get a call from a different friend and that friend says he was looking for you at the casino. You ask why and this person tells you that your best friend was there all afternoon and wondered if you were there too. Do you confront your best friend letting he/she know that you know or do you keep your mouth shut and move on?
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• United States
10 Jan 16
I personally would confront but that's me! Only because I like to prove my point..... But then again, that is why I am not a social bug anymore because I found many aren't real.
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• Canada
10 Jan 16
Thank You so much for your response.
@paigea (22011)
• Canada
10 Jan 16
I have a relative who has a gambling problem. I don't know what to say to them, but they lie a lot.
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• Canada
10 Jan 16
Yes my dear you are right they do lie a lot it's part of the addiction.
@Rohvannyn (3118)
• United States
9 Jan 16
Since it's plain they aren't acting like a good friend, maybe just gently ask them why they told you this when they actually went to the casino?
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• Canada
10 Jan 16
Probably a better way of doing things however I put my feelings on paper and left it at my friends door. Nothing further was ever said but I know where I stand in terms of honesty, which is something I hold near and dear to my heart.
@UncleJoe (9771)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
9 Jan 16
I think I would keep quiet and wait to see if they lie to me again. It makes you wonder about everything they ever told you.
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• Canada
10 Jan 16
You're a wise man uncle Joe I have many times wondered about different things. I take honesty very serious and when I'm betrayed I am hurt from the inside out.
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• United States
9 Jan 16
That's really a tough one. I'd probably be inclined to mention that the friend was seen at the casino and see what the response is
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• Canada
10 Jan 16
Good answer Marilyn and thanks for your response.
@jaboUK (53539)
• United Kingdom
10 Jan 16
She certainly wouldn't be my best friend after that. I'd give her the cold shoulder and if she asks why - tell her.
• Canada
10 Jan 16
Guess I'm getting soft in my ol age.
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