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.
HERE IS MY REPLY TO HIS EMAIL:
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.