If there’s something about a friend that annoys you so much that you can’t stand to be around them, perhaps taking a private moment to talk with them about it would be the thing to do. Avoiding and/or placating them isn’t going to work. Trust me, a person can see through this behavior like it’s glass.
Besides, telling your friend will go one way, or the other. Either they will care enough about you to want to work on being a better friend, or they’ll tell you to go fuck yourself. So you’ll either get a better and more aware friend, or you won’t have to avoid a bad one anymore.
It’s a win-win 🙂
It’s your life.
Every second counts!