But the reason I am sad right now is that I expressed an opinion on a social media site that I felt strongly about, one that I felt strongly enough to write about on my blog in the post The Truth About Pet Stores, and someone that I had listed as a “friend” called me a truly offensive name. I mean they really used foul language.
This was a person that I had always been nice too, I had given their wife clothes, never said a mean thing to even though I didn’t always agree with their opinions. I was truly stunned. What hurt even more is that they wrote this in a very public place where everyone else I know could see. And, as if it could not get any better, this person is the son of one of my closest friends.
What does a person do with that?
My husband being the chivalrous man that he is called my friend because I was so distraught and spoke with her about it, she was obviously mortified. She told him she was going to speak with her son who in all fairness is an adult. That is where the conversation ended. She has never said a word to me about it. I have deleted the son and his wife from my list of contacts. I don’t go to my friend’s house when they are there. Obviously I am not going to get in the way of family. But I honestly thought she would have said something to me. Our friendship will heal, but I don’t know if it will be the same.
Words hurt… and all it took was two words from this person to bring me to tears and make me question friendships and delete people from my life.