Effort Goes Both Ways

I think that I'm going to stop putting effort into those that show that they obviously couldn't care less. 

Effort II
Effort II (Photo credit: qisur)
I've been having a hard time in the friendship department. No, I'm not losing all of my friends, and I still got my girls that I love and would do anything for, but I'm talking about the friends who I've started to lose touch with and the fact that I'm getting tired of feeling like I'm the only one to try and keep in touch. 

For instance, I have a couple people from high school that I've been friends with for a long time. But now a days, we've gone our separate ways and don't talk to each other on a regular basis. We still catch up with each other every now and then, but most of the time, it feels like it's me reaching out, letting them know it's been way too long since we've caught up and that it's due.

Another example would be that I got a gift for a couple friends and I had to almost chase them down so I could give it to them. I ended up giving the presents to their room mate and chasing down the other friend to give her gift, and believe it or not, I still have a gift for someone because they have quote: "been too lazy". I seriously considered putting the gifts away until next year, but I think I've decided that next year, I'm not going to go above and beyond getting gifts for people who obviously couldn't care less. 

I know holidays are busy times, but it takes less than 5 minutes to make a call just to let me know you haven't forgotten. Is that too much to ask?

  • What are your thoughts? 
  • Do you have friends that you chase down just to keep in touch?