Just my 2 cents...
Walk away from the things in life that cause you stress and walk towards the things that make you happy.
I think you're focusing on the ten bucks because it represents the hurt you feel on losing a friend. Principles are only worthy when we ourselves uphold them. Imposing them on others will only cause you frustration.
I've been burned by friends, family and lovers in my 56 years on this planet and each time, in the hope of making good from bad, I've counted it as a lesson learned. I encourage you to do the same. =)
Luck to you =)
You are an Aspberger so am I. Walk away, it will hurt him more in the long run than you, hold no animosity towards him or you defeat yourself.
It is nice that you are able to post here in this forum.
But please, forget 100% of the bet. walk away.
From here on out, do not communicate with him other than needs for the job requirements.
You do not want anything to get out of control.
If there is anything that continues or any "teasing", be proud and strong and let it go...do not fall for the jokes.
And anything in the future, let any manager or boss know of what is going on. That is needed.
Do not associate yourself with those tyes of people, or you will be one yourself.
Yeah here's some advice. It's 10 bucks, move on dude. its trivial amount of money. Look, he sounds like he could be a jerk. Welcome to real life, jerks are around. Just let it go
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$10 just isn’t worth it. The advise to walk away is good. He isn’t a friend. If he valued your friendship he would have paid. He reneged on a bet. It happens. I hope you find that new job. Then you won’t have to worry about being around this person. Think of it this way, you never had that extra $10. So it isn’t a loss if he doesn’t pay. It’s just not a gain.
While it's hard cut yourself off he or she isn't worth your energy.