Me: So, how are things?
E: [Guy who is interested in her, we'll call him Interested Guy] is driving me crazy.
Me: Oof. I don't think he has any integrity. Shall I tell you why? You do not hit on a girl who is dating your friend. No ifs and buts about it.
E: Well, technically speaking, [ExBoyfriend] wasn't much of his friend...
Me: So? He still knew you were seeing him.
E: And he did not know I was seeing [Ex-Boyfriend] until fairly recently.
Me: You told me he knew!!
E: My mistake.
Me: Ok, I guess I misjudged him.
Me: But see, any guy who comes with you on your holiday all the way here, it's easy to see he is interested in you. :)
E: He didn't come with me, sweety. That was [Another Guy], [Ex-Boyfriend]'s best friend.
Me: Oh wait. Wait. Now I'm terribly confused. All this time I thought these two guys were the same one! Now do you see why I thought so badly of [Interested Guy]?
E: No, [Interested Guy] left town long before I was seeing [Ex-Boyfriend].
A little later:
Me: Did you hear S [that common friend] is likely to get married sometime in July?
E: Are you going?
Me: What, do you think I'd be invited?
[Things got rocky between S and me last year although we were very good friends once, or so I like to think.]
E: Wasn't it in the common mail she sent to everybody?
Me: Well, she left me out of whatever mail this was.
E: Well, did she ever talk to you about it?
Me: No, she never contacted me in any way at all.
E: Well, it's her loss.
[Struck by sudden thought I quickly go through my archives and whaddya know, I find a mail from S, sent to all the friends, including a common invitation to all.]
Me: I do apologise. I was in her mail. By name. In fact, now I'm feeling all ashamed. I never even replied to that mail. I meant to but evidently I forgot.
E: You should.
E: Congratulate her at least.
Me: Yes, I know.
You see, some nights a girl just can't win.