Oh my god I could not stop laughing at this.
I have a serious and eerily similar story. I watched a guild mate pull Madstone Boots on his Paladin. After we finished out he said "I guess I don't want them. You can have them." He then said "Oh ****. I did not realize they are BTC!" It was my Barbarians 20th completion and I did not get them in the end reward to boot.
In another instance of Guild mates not helping. One of my other guildmates pulled a Torc on his Bard. He stopped playing about a week later. Has not logged on since.
Guild and public loot rules can be a very good thing.