I have a friend (Lia) who does burlesque & I frequently do costume work for her. Her friend Eric lives in my neighborhood. So a lot of the time, when she picks up stuff from me, it's because she's doing something with Eric, so they both stop by for 5-10 mins. I really don't care for Eric. He's not awful, but he's...obnoxious enough that I wouldn't want to hang out with him for more than 5-10 mins at a time.
I have a candy bowl in my living room. I buy candy for it nearly every week & my AirBnBers often give me little bags of candy as a host gift. Depending on how much candy we're been snacking on, I'll buy a cheaper bag of large candies, if it's getting really low, or a smaller bag of fancy candies, if it's pretty full. So I'll have mini-snickers bars, reece's cups, lindt chocolate-filled truffle balls, brazilian candies, & little fancy italian candies from eataly, all mixed together.
I noticed a few months ago that when Eric is over, he eats a LOT of the candy, & also takes some with him-AND he zeros in on the expensive candies. When I realized that, the next time they were over, I said something like "feel free to grab a couple of candies, but please don't take any with you, they're here for everybody to have some". He sort of muttered sure, but as I was turning back to the costume I was talking to Lia about, I saw him rolling his eyes.
Anyways, I noticed after that that he was *still* eating & taking candy, but that he must have been waiting until my back was turned, I was facing away from the bowl, because I never SAW him take more than 2-3 candies, but there were clearly a lot less in the bowl when he left.
So when Lia said they were going to stop by this weekend, I hid the candy bowl. The first thing Eric said, when he got to my living room, was "Hey! Where's the candy bowl?" & I said "sorry, too many people were eating/taking too many, so I'm out of candy". and he says "that totally sucks! I came here because you always have the expensive candies that nobody buys!" me (in a jokey voice, smiling) "if you like them that much, you could buy them yourself. I get the really nice ones at eataly mostly & sometimes at dean & deluca." him "no, they're EXPENSIVE. I don't buy things that are that expensive. Lia, I'm going to go wait for you in the park, since it's nice out" and he leaves.
Lia was embarrassed (this is the first time he's actually been *rude* as opposed to just having an obnoxious personality). & I said "why don't you stop over from now on before you go to Eric's. Or after you leave his place? I'm not really feeling having him over anymore". Which she agreed to.