I have been platonic friends with "J" for over two years. In a nutshell (which is probably not going to help the story here), there has been way more flirtation on his part, especially in recent months, but no date plans. I am helping him sell first row seats to a sporting event this season, as I did last spring. I got a sale for just one ticket about 10 days ago, and he called to congratulate me and advised he was going to pay me double the commission. I told him he didn't have to do that; he insisted. He got another call, mine
ended and we didn't communicate for a few days -- odd, because he ALWAYS paid me either the day of or the day after a sale. I then ran into him a few days later, and he saw me, sat near me and smiled (so he didn't appear to be ignoring me), then got up moments later and I never saw him again that day.
Friday afternoon I called him and both of our greetings were cool at best. I told him I was checking on that day's ticket sales and so forth and that I said I hadn't heard from him or his brother for a week. He then snapped and told me I was supposed to be calling him and said, "Call me, call me, call me! I got quiet, then he advised me to call his brother and that he wasn't blowing me off, but he had contractors with him at the time. When nothing came up about my
commission, I matter-of-factly asked if he wanted to discuss it. He asked if I had a sale last week. Incredulous as to his "failure" to remember my only sale thus far this season, I said yes. He nonchalantly told me to call him back and let him know the amount and so forth. The conversation ended with an additional request to call his brother, which I did. Yesterday I called him and left a
message asking how ticket sales were for the day before, and I reminded him of the particulars of my sale the previous week. I cheerily ended the message by telling him to enjoy the day.
End of story. No response. All in all, I am not buying the "forgetfulness". Something else is at play here, but I don't know what. This is my smallest commission yet!!! The others were paid immediately! What is going on??? (No, it's not because he doesn't have the money.)