Okay, I may be tired of being a grown up.....but I AM a grown up (or, at least, put on a good imitation of one; occasionally....) and a DAMN good friend.
Because I just let a man into my house that I swore would NEVER darken my door again. NEVER. As far as I am concerned, he is dead to me.
Why yes, I HAVE been known to hold a grudge - why do you ask?
This is the man I told you about a while ago. Yes, click over and see what he did to put me in a state, I'll wait.
Are you back? Are you sufficiently outraged?
Good, then we are on the same page.
Apparently, Mr. X is back in town to "visit with his children that he loves SO very much." And while he's here has agreed to sign some papers to let his (hopefully, soon to be EX) wife have power of attorney over a few things - including the house; which she is STILL trying to save without any financial support from him; all of which require being witnessed by a notary.
I am a notary (one of the many "perks" of working in a legal department).
She asked me to notarize a few papers while he was here. Bless her, for most of the papers, she took him to a local bank and paid to have them notarized - thus, saving me from the agony of restraining myself for any length of time in his presence.
But there were a few that involved other people whose schedules weren't that flexible and needed to be done after hours.
So for her, my dear friend, I welcomed most of them in and took care of business.
I'm sure I'll hear about how "frosty" I was later - but, in my mind? He's lucky he walked out of here alive, much less without having his ears blistered from the things I wanted to say.
Lesson learned? You will do just about anything for a good friend. Another lesson learned? If you are a notary - keep it to yourself.