The secret is out. Finally know why a friend that I’ve known for 20+ years got mad with me: 

She thinks that I don’t want to go to a particular restaurant for lunch because I know that she likes it. 

For God’s sake, I don’t want to go to that particular restaurant because I find it a dirty place to dine in. And I’ve told her what I saw. Now what? she thinks I made up the story in order to avoid going to that place she likes? And so she “punished" me with pretending I don’t exist? 

Now I really really know: mature in age =/= mature in mind. 

And it’s pathetic to see a 40+ thinking like a 3 year old.