Alan thinks that Bob is being a tad childish about all this. What do you guys think?
I think that if Alan treats his friends this way, I would hate to see how he treats folks he doesn't like. What a clod!
First he leaves a friend hanging about an invitation.
Then he shops around for someone better to play with. Which would not be, IMO, a bad thing IF he had given Bob a straight answer in the first place. But he didn't, so it smacks of keeping your sure thing on the hook for a Friday night date while looking for a better offer.
Then he doesn't bother to tell Bob that was out of the running in the "Play Tennis with a Thoughtless Guy" sweepstakes, but lets him find out in a terrible way.
Then he lies about the whole thing.
Then makes an insulting offer to make up for his prior bad behavior.
I can only hope that Alan is a better friend in real life than this particular situation makes him out to be. I fear not, since he still only sees fault on Bob's side.