January 11, 2010

Fan Mail

So, I was having this lighthearted Facebook conversation with some old friends about a Chicago radio station. (click to enlarge) Based upon the content of that thread, I was contacted privately by an old girlfriend whom I have neither seen nor spoken with in nearly 20 years. To be fair, this ex-girlfriend had contributed to this thread, but her posts don't appear because they vanished after she blocked me or whatever. Judge for yourself. HER: "So, I see you haven't changed at all." ME: "How so?" HER: "You still look down on others (or at least seem to) in situations that do not call for it. It's tiresome, and I've seen it since high school. I expected that you would have grown up a little more by now." ME: "What a cranky, unqualified message. You're coming out of the blue to attack me based solely on how you are interpreting a stupid Facebook thread when viewed through your 20-YEAR OLD (!!!) lens, lady. Lighten up and leave me alone." HER: "No problem, Old Man. Have fun on your high horse! You will not hear from me again." ME: "Fuck you."


stexe said...

So, I see you haven't changed.

I had a similar falling out with a longtime friend who accused me of the same thing. I simply disagreed; there's a difference between being critical and being condescending. Having a strong opinion does not equate with being sanctimonious.

Besides, I often find that people who are tough on the things they dislike are proportionately passionate about the things they like. It has absolutely nothing to do with being a decent person and treating people respectfully, anyway.

Lance Ehlers said...

Maybe I should be flattered, because she makes it sound as though she has been secretly observing me from the shadows during the two intervening decades. She could have chosen a more pleasant topic of conversation for her reappearance. The unprovoked attack has overshadowed the positive memories I once had of her and left me grateful that I have had absolutely nothing to do with her.