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in the hoosegow

Monday, December 22, 2008

when to say goodbye

Two years ago, now, you may recall that my best friend from library school quit me. It wasn't quite in that Brokeback Mountain way, but it was fairly dramatic and, for me, painful.

I've recently joined Facebook and this friend appeared there asking to be my friend. Not my real friend but a Facebook friend. I did not respond very kindly. I wish I could handle these situations better but I think my decision was the correct one. We're not friends and I don't care to pretend that we are.

5 Comments:

At 8:34 AM, Blogger Adela c/s said...

What nerve.

 
At 9:52 AM, Blogger ranger said...

I read that in the cowardly lion voice...

 
At 8:55 AM, Blogger Amy said...

You handled it fine. As I recall, she treated you *badly*. If she wants to send a hand-written letter of apology, followed by a sincere telephone call, that would be a start toward reviving the friendship, but sometimes relationships are only meant for a little while, and then both parties move on. That's how life is: a river, not a lake. You can't dip your toe into the same place twice.

 
At 10:19 AM, Blogger ranger said...

sage words.

 
At 5:43 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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