Lesson learned. When you have a post all plotted out in your head. Post it. Do not get side-tracked. Do not read and respond on other blogs. You know why?
Because you will then completely and totally forget what point it was that you were going to make, oh so eloquently (and no I don't think it's an age thing; it can't be 'cause I'm still very,very, very young!)
Since I can't remember all the details (and yes, I wrote the salient points down - but have apparently left them at work for the cleaning crew to read.....) you, my very favorite peeps, get the condensed version.
Open letter to a co-worker (apparently, former friend).
Don't be shy. If I/we have ticked you off, tell us. This way we can know what we've done (although from what we can surmise -after many conversations discussing this very issue - is nothing!) and apologize, as necessary. Don't just stop talking to and associating with those who have loved and supported you for years. Not only is it rude - it's childish.
It is also extremely childish to not only stop talking to your friends but to then go to those that you never considered friends (or even seemed to like!) and start chatting them up and laughing gaily while we are sitting there looking on in total incomprehension. No one cares if you find new friends. We (the three of us you are currently shunning) are grown up enough to appreciate new friends - we all enjoy new friends!
I can almost understand if one of us had ticked you off enough to shun (almost, mind. Life is far too short to hold a grudge in my opinion - wait! Let me write that down! With my family? I'm sure I could have a post in there somewhere....someone remind me of this tomorrow when, once again, I've misplaced my notes) but all of us? What is this? High school?
I, of the three of us, am not as sensitive as the others. Your attitude doesn't bother me as much as it does them (okay, maybe a little). But when I see and hear the hurt that they are feeling? Well, it raises up the mama bear in me - and that makes me angry.
I don't understand your attitude. I don't like it. You are intentionally hurting people that I care about. For no good reason that I can see. Stop it. Put on your big girl pants and grow up. If you don't want to be friends anymore, fine. Be an adult about it. Although you are not happy with the situation with which you are currently presented - this is not our fault. And you need to realize that. The people you are unhappy with isn't us; and there is nothing any of us can do to "fix" your problem. And? Guess what? Your attitude isn't going to fix the problem either.