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I've got a big mouth

It seems that I've inadvertently insulted someone that I've known for 37 years. This is a person with a very caustic, albeit not malicious tongue.

What I said was a "tongue in cheek" comment, no different than comments we've made to each other before.

When I realized that he was insulted I wrote him a letter of apology.

He wrote back basically saying he wouldn't accept my apology. I responded saying that I could understand the sensitivity, but not the hypocrisy.

I haven't the patience for this.

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jblaque
Feb. 27th, 2009 03:17 am (UTC)
jellomarx
Feb. 27th, 2009 12:46 pm (UTC)
Thanks, these are wonderful!
cathy_edgett
Feb. 27th, 2009 04:08 am (UTC)
Good for you! You apologized!!

You have done all you can do and this person does not sound worthy of your friendship.

Release!
lux_angelis
Feb. 27th, 2009 04:56 am (UTC)
I'm sorry. I have people like that in my life and it's always frustrating.
wastingmythyme
Feb. 27th, 2009 06:05 pm (UTC)
I think the best thing to do in this situation is nothing. You made the correct move, under the circumstances. Perhaps your friend was having a bad day...and by the way, was/is he your friend. You didn't say. All you said was that you KNEW him for 37 years. That, to me would make a difference how you should handle it. You may have made matters worse by calling him hypocritical. Let it be for now, he may just come around. If the relationship is important to you, and it seems it is (or are you simply hurt that he did not accept your apology?)then you can attempt to contact him again soon, but perhaps go at it from another angle. This is all I can say since I don't know the details.
jellomarx
Feb. 27th, 2009 06:08 pm (UTC)
We hadn't really been friends in years. We'd see each other once a year and we'd talk about him. No other subject ever interested him. Don't get me wrong, he's very entertaining. But, it had gotten tedious.
wastingmythyme
Feb. 27th, 2009 06:06 pm (UTC)
Oh, and also stop blaming yourself. You corrected the wrong.
jellomarx
Feb. 27th, 2009 06:09 pm (UTC)
I'm not blaming myself.
wastingmythyme
Feb. 27th, 2009 06:13 pm (UTC)
In that case, regarding both my comments, I'll let it stand. Move on.
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