So a little while ago I made a topic here about breaking ties with this one annoying friend. The link to that topic is here if anyone is interested in reading it/want to refresh yourself: https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=324730 So I just told this friend today to GTFO. Ok well not in so little words. You may remember this "friend" was calling me twice a day like I was his girlfriend. 2 people in our family have passed away and any half-decent friend upon hearing such dim news would say "Oh I'm sorry to hear that man, my condolences, I'll let you be". Instead he was blathering on for about an hour about his work and his sales to his clients when I mentioned this to him, and asked for some privacy. He was calling me at work yesterday and asked me to do some inane thing for another one of his side pursuits. Before he said all this to me I said "Hey dude I'm at work, can I call you back later". He just kept talking and talking. He then later that day calls me again and text messages me when I don't pick up with "Did you find any info?". I couldn't take it when today again he calls. I'm swamped with work from 2 of my 5 bosses. I told him bluntly in an email "Stop calling me at work." He responds and whines about how I'm being rude and I shouldn't be rude and how I should have said something and blathers on in an email. I responded and told him the above situation bluntly and he responds with "f*** you" "I'm deleting your phone number" this that and the other, and I was just thinking to myself "Wow dude he is acting like a little girl". At the end of all that insane worthless drama, I was partly worried because I wasn't raised in such a way that I lose friends. I always make friends and am cool with everyone just like my parents are. But after about 15 minutes, I was like "wow this is great. So much more relaxing and less strenuous". If all this falls through and he stops calling me, I just want to say thanks to everyone that gave me advice on the matter. I told my mom this later today and she said "Don't worry about it, he needs a little growing up to do". I'm glad my mom commended me and was on my side, it's a little rare to hear such things. I will spare you the full transcript of the email, but do you think it was worth it? Do you think the way I let him out on the truth was proper? I would think that when you have 2 deaths in the family, your work, your GRE prep, volunteer work outside of all this, plus other matters to contend with, a worthless needy friend is the least exigent concern.