A couple of years ago someone I knew who was not quite what I would call a good friend friend but more than an acquaintance started helping my girlfriend and myself out with something To make a long story short it was something benefitted us both financially, but myself more than him. nothing illegal as an FYI, he had a storefront that he was allowing my girlfriend to sell her jewelry through (and yes we actually made decent money from this). Since I knew he had a band and was looking for a bass player, and I was essentially in retirement mode but still wanted to get some jamming in, I told him since he was helping me out, I'd also help out his band and jam with those guys once a month or so. during this time I've played a couple of gigs with these guys, none of which were anything to brag about and I didn't even bother to promote or advertise them among my friends. Two years later, he basically ended his involvement in helping us with the jewelry sales saying he wants to devote that sales space to something else . As a result I really have no incentive to continue playing with those guys, while it was fun at times, there are too many other things I can use that free time for, such as finding people that I really want to play with now that I am out of retirement.. Problem is I think they have all but forgotten the fact that I was offering my time as more or less a favor for a favor.