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Ezekiel J. Krahlin

(A True Tale From The Castro. Eat your heart out, Armistead!)

©1998 by Ezekiel J. Krahlin

Tony, I didn't know you were selling your wallet-pouch you got
from Steve. That's why I told David that you didn't want to
sell it. However, I realized later, that you had it up for
sale, yet refused to trade it to David for some marijuana. Why
didn't you think of me, and go for the trade? I feel hurt that
you didn't...especially so soon after your apology.

After a previous argument I had with you, about exchanging a
sales item for some said you would have thought of
me, and made the deal, even if I didn't intervene and make the
deal myself. Well, here was a perfect chance for you to live
up to your word...yet you didn't...right in front of David,
who knows I like pot, and right after I just paid you a
compliment in front of him. I did NOT had a
chance to make amends on this issue...yet you did not.

I am providing you with a roof over your head if you need it,
storage space, and a premium location for your sales...all at
no cost to you...not to mention a lot of concern and kindness.
Yet when you have an offer to get me some pot, you turn it
down. I wonder why you act like this, knowing that I would
enjoy some grass, and that I do so much for you. I am hurt and
ashamed, again, that you did not think, "Oh, this will make
Zeke happy, and because he's a good friend, I'd like to do
this for him." I know you need the money, but good grief, I'm
already providing you with a lot of things for free, that you
would otherwise need to pay for. I like to think we are a
team, and think of each other's happiness, as well as our
own...but I guess I am mistaken, as it seems I love you a lot
more than you do me.

This is another example, where you tell a lie, just for your
own convenience. Just like when you lied about how you'd never
leave me with your sales items on the sidewalk, if we get into
an argument. You said you'd never really do that...but what
happened a few nights ago, when I was upset about you calling
me "heterophobic"? You did exactly what you said you'd never

And now, another example of your lie about accepting an
occassional offer to exchange a sales item for some
grass...because you know I'd enjoy it. Sorry, Tony, but this
does not impress me one bit.  It was tacky and thoughtless.
Thanks for nothing! You need to drop this selfish streak of only damages our friendship.

I have taken the pouch for my own, and intend to exchange it
for some grass, next time David makes the offer. (I seriously
considered throwing out an entire box of your sales items, to
even the score.) I can't count on you to keep your word...I
can only consider that you lie for your own convenience, and
do not respect our friendship and what good things I do for
you. This is quite a disappointment. You should apologize, but
I don't know if this will change your inconsiderate behavior.
You certainly have lowered my respect for you, as a friend and
as a human being. Keep this up and I'll become "Tony-phobic"!