I have a situation regarding my friends that I need advice from you guys on.
Since March, a group of us (figure around 8-9 - I was good friends with about 6 of them, but the other guys are friends of the other guys) started going out every Friday/Saturday night and this continued through the end of the school year.
Everything was going really well until our Senior year of High School officially ended - that's when things went awry.
First, within the group, we'd always make fun of each other and we all had our moments. Now, it appeared that they were trying to make me the butt of their jokes more often than anyone else in the group. During my college orientation, they would keep calling me when I was out with some of the other Freshmen at my school and they would just be overall much more annoying. After a short while, I told them while the fun is all good, that I do not see a reason why they are directing things against me all of a sudden. Because I realized most of the group is very immature, I got no real answer.
The last straw came a couple of weeks ago. One of these friend's parents were away for the week, so he threw a party w/ beer, liquor, kegs, drugs, the usual for high school parties (of course my friend decides to tell me it's just a small party with a few kids, though I saw through it). I figured I'd be fine going straight edge that night (I don't smoke/drugs ever, and I don't really drink much, if really at all because of a chronic stomach-intestinal thing I have -when I'm at college this fall, I may drink a little more). I even briefed my friend hosting the party about this. So of course, when I walk through the door (I was one of the earlier people there), he asks if I want a smoke or a drink, with the couple of other people already there eager to hear my response. Not only that, but I felt pressured to do both while I was there. I eventually just decided to leave after a couple hours because the party wasn't worth it - also, these people from my high school I didnt care much for were there and were being their usual annoying selves.
After this incident, my friends went nuts on me apparently. They kicked me out of their "group" because I didn't succomb to their peer pressure at the party (sounds like a weird reason, doesn't it?
) and then started to do stupid things like ring my doorbell every once in a while at like 1am. Also, they want to stay close to many people from high school, while I just want to go to college and get on with life - my name is getting tarnished here with these acquaintances because of these guys - not that I care really, but it's annoying. Since I think my record is pretty clean, I have to assume they are making up atleast some of the things they say about me to these people. Most recently, they made a group on Facebook for themselves, which now has basically become "ridicule DaQ". The pics of me they change digitally, so I somehow look like I've gained 30 pounds in one pic lol. I've stood up to them and talked to them about this, but to no avail. They don't even really listen, as they all act like their 5 and try to lure me into childish games before I simply hang up the phone or leave sicne I see it's going nowhere.
What should I do? The place I work at now seems like a great reprieve (get along well with the chicks and the other people there), but I think these "friends" are trying to spread my "false rep" as far as they can (they invited a couple of the college people I have on Facebook to their page), and I really don't know why (I can only pray they're not crazy enough to come to my work and try to go nuts there).