Amusing is it not? When people need something suddenly you’re their best friend. Not talking about favors, quid pro quo or shout outs to old mates who have since fallen out of touch. Definitely talking about inconsiderate ingrates that show up out of the blue to ask for a hand out.
The sheer size of entitlement, not to mention lack of self worth, when asking for considerable commitments out of the blue is just baffling, as if you owe them something or as if they have ever been there for you. The gall of some people. Entitlement is a privilege, born of trust, history and loyalty therein, never a guarantee. Nor ever a metaphorical slip you can cash in showing up at the door step out of, previously perfectly good for breathing, thin air fully expecting things to go your way.
I owe you nothing. You’d do well to remember that.