Was he just being nice for two seconds?

I know this guy who went on to do well for himself, (super well if you consider his age).

I remember that he worked in a not so great place before making it big. He was nice to his friends who weren't as successful.

But now I notice he is in a different life, and it doesn't look as though he keeps in touch with these friends. I recently conversed with him, while initially polite he stopped replying after a while.

Did he just assume he'd be nice for two seconds and then I'd buzz off? That really disgusts me.

I prefer arrogant people to blatantly show their arrogance, rather than act polite and secretly think they're better.

We were talking about a book I had read, (he asked), and when I filled him in, no reply.
Was he just being nice for two seconds?
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