This isn't really a "little" thing, but similar things have happened before, and it really gets old after a while. In short, it's finding out that I'm a world-class sucker.
Going into more detail; there's an online friend whom I used to RP with, but I guess about five months ago she moved on to another fandom. Fine. But instead of letting me know it was "over", she strung me along by throwing me a "bone" every few weeks or so (at first; she stopped doing that), and saying, "We'll start it up again someday, I promise." Now, I wasn't being a pest. I was simply signing in to chat, because I thought we were friends. I think she even sees it that way. But what I really am to her is a sounding board, someone she's only really interested in talking to when she wants to vent, and I think she wanted to keep me in reserve in case she ever did get interested in the fandom again.
No...five months is long enough to gather dust on the shelf, and it's way too long for a person (me) to take to get a clue. I'm an idiot, I admit this. The thing that galls me is, if our positions were reversed, she would have been very hurt...and she would have vented to anyone who would listen about the "mean" thing I did to her. If she's so concerned about keeping our "friendship", maybe she should actually treat me like a friend.
Maybe someday I'll learn.