I invited my friends to an event. It was sort of like a TED Talk. I bought all of our tickets and they agreed to pay me back. Unfortunately something came up at work and I was unable to attend. I was planning on getting the money for the tickets when I saw them at the event.
One friend hasn't paid me back and it's been over a month. I've told him I can meet in person for the money or he can e-transfer me. He ignores such messages, but replies to other messages. It's been very typical of him to say he's too busy to meet up and I haven't seen him in person since. I got the impression he didn't like the event so maybe he wishes he hadn't spent money on it.
How do I get money from him? I'm sure his integrity and friendship is worth more than $20. I don't mean to act passive aggressive but I could tell the mutual friends about this.
I've thought about messaging him directly:
Hey Bob. I've asked you several times for the money you owe me. What's up?
but I don't want to be rude.