My apologies to those who've found themselves in the pieces below.
- People delete you on FB, then add you back, but you never noticed they were gone. Last time I checked, social networking relationships are purely optional. I don't want to be on your friends' list unless you want me there.
- Someone blames you for doing something THEY did and think you're going to cover for them. This happened at a place I won't mention... but here's a clue. It's starts and ends with "ch." UR in between the "ch's". Get it?
- You're told what you can't do by someone less qualified. Our silly, but well-meaning associates can't see past the day. Don't let them speak into your future.
- An apology you receive is heartfelt, but a lie or seriously skewed. People can filter your intentions through their own. So while I think I'm enjoying a nice evening with someone I think is a friend, he thinks I'm trying to tie him down and make him marry me so he can help raise my kids. I thought women got carried away in their fantasies... This is foolishness.
- A person of the opposite sex gets nervous because they think you like them, but you're really just being kind. This is an official notice to all my FB & Twitter male associates. I don't want a single one of you outside of the relationship/association we currently have. That is all. If I'm nice to you, just be nice in return.
- The same sermon is being preached in church in different ways, but NO ONE hears the message because everyone's shouting. Thus no change takes place. Ok...maybe that's not funny. Wonder who needs to make the change here? Lord, if you could just change me...
- Someone begs for your company, but obviously feels the need to compete with you, i.e., talks about their strengths like you have none, tries to look better than you (good luck with that), knows more than you all of a sudden. Insecurity breeds loneliness. You shall not have any more of my time.
- No one wants to celebrate your success even if it means success for them as well. You don't have to believe God for me. I have enough faith for both of us.
- The same person you can confide in when times are tough may not be the person to have dinner and a friendly conversation with. (Yes, I know this sentence is not grammatically correct, but this is a conversational blog.)
- People think you're supposed to be jealous. Of? My destiny is in God. Top that!
Anything that detracts from a person's self worth is a lie. If you believe a lie, you empower the liar. Even if a person means well (as in #3 & #4), the lie cannot stand. Tell them the truth of the matter, dismiss their silliness, and carry on unaffected by their lack of understanding.
I'm one step further from the kraziness rhough people try so hard to keep me there. Ah well... such is life! Somebody pray for me. I'm sure I'll receive a little backlash from this post.
Sometimes you've just got to laugh to keep from crying...