I just wrote a long post about an upsetting experience, which I decided upon reflection to take down, even after I changed some names and details. Maybe I’ll post it later. It’s not my story to tell really, I think I should have my friend’s permission.
I was just so rattled by it, I wanted to write about it. Vomit it out here.
If you didn’t catch it for the 5 minutes it was up — I was having dinner with old friends last night and learned that one of them just shot her husband over infidelity and wound up in jail. She’s out now, but it’s pretty much destroyed her life. (Miraculously, she got six years probation). But it’s very strict, and it was only because her cheater husband begged the prosector. He’s still a schmuck, but at least he threw her bail.
My long point of my (now draft folder) post was — WALK AWAY. Don’t let these people drag you down with them. Don’t punish. Don’t try to hurt them like they hurt you. It’s a tar baby.
My friend is a beautiful woman, and a chump. And now she’s a chump with a record.
Whatever hurtful, depraved, horrible shit they throw at you — don’t take it. Don’t dignify it with a response.
This is going to be it for today. Thanks.