As I sit here getting ready to routinely look over and update a post from 2010 about the blowup with Richard and Tracy, I’m thinking of a very similar “incident” that just happened between me and a male friend who will remain nameless.
We’ve been friends for about 5 and a half years now. He said something about me a couple of weeks ago in front of his significant other that made us both wonder what exactly his feelings and intentions were towards me. Caused some issues with his SO. Considering that he and I had been friends before she came along, while I’d been married the whole time, it was reasonable to wonder if he had some feelings he’d never expressed.
Turned out it was just the friend trying to express how dear a friend I am, running his mouth a bit much and making a faux pas, a gaffe. Just like I did with Richard.
There’s a huge difference, though: people’s reactions. People talked and it all got sorted out. I don’t know what the SO said to my friend, but I know she’s a good, sweet person, so I doubt she said anything unforgivable or that wasn’t understandable. I do know that nobody said nasty things to me or cussed at me or started dragging up all their baggage and false accusations they wanted to throw at me and blame me for. Nobody was being abusive.
And now we’re all friends again and things are back to normal.
Amazing how that works.