Wednesday, November 30, 2005

How Mrs. Linklater Resolves Conflict

So a guy I've known for a long long time got mad at me several weeks ago. Apparently I whined too much about MY problems instead of listening to HIM the last time we talked.

A "discussion" ensued that got so heated and one-sided that I put the phone down on the pillow so i didn't have to listen to him. Needless to say, we haven't spoken since.

Today I called and left him a message on his voicemail.  "Are you still mad at me?" I asked.  He EMAILED me instead of calling me back. Here is what he said:

Until you acknowledge what you did, take responsibility for it and (here's a new word) apologize, there's no need to call. In the meantime, please feel free to congratulate yourself all you want for your good intentions. 


Haaaaaaaaaaaaa.  Not happening, apology boy.  I did NOTHING that a normal person would consider wrong, except commit the crime of not being concerned enough about some man's ego. For which I received punishment in excess of the crime committed.

YOU on the otherhand had a meltdown of astronomical proportion well beyond anything attributable to me.

Have a nice life. 

I love using words like they're napalm. He knows I'm not kidding. I don't care if I NEVER speak to him again. Truly. In the past, years have gone by after he pissed me off. Until he decided to call ME again. And putting this "conversation" in my journal is evidence that I don't care if he falls off the earth for good. Again.

Meanwhile, hanging out my dirty laundry here isn't nearly as much fun if he isn't going to read it. Darn. I don't know whether he stops by my journal or not. If he has, he's always done it in stealth mode.

Oh, well. S**t happens.


screaminremo303 said...

I didn't forget your birthday. I swear. Really. Please don't scare me.

mutualaide said...

I love that you use words as if they are napalm!  

gaboatman said...

I've guessed for a long time now that I'd never want to make you mad at me, LOL!  By the way, I think it's his loss and not yours!  His response after you sent the peace vioce mail his way was rude and uncaring, if not unfeeling.  Go ahead, Mrs. L!  Napalm the guy!

ally123130585918 said...

Nepalm is the best thing this obnoxious Male deserves - give it to him Mrs L....Ally

ally123130585918 said...

PS....I had an Ad Jump out at me - a Scooter....Nearly freaked me out....must get rid of them....Ally

onmiownnow2 said...

LOL!  Nothing like the smell of napalm in the morning!  ;)  Lisa

suzypwr said...

I have a recipe for napalm if the words weren't painful enough. Sometimes they need graphics.

robbush6 said...

Are you sure he's not a woman? He sounds like my sister.

Napalm is so much more direct than therapy.

swibirun said...

There seems to be a lot of this going around.  Alexis has been dealing with almost the same thing.  I like your scortched earth tends to bring things to the fast, inevitable conclusion.