Sunday, December 09, 2007

You Got Served

Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Seriously, after dozens of times being regularly taken for granted I rarely ever take it to heart. And I am beginning to feel like a total idiot. I have a friend who has a bad habit of making me look like a gate-crasher by making me go to functions, gatherings and parties which I am not invited to. I have my suspicions on his intentions of doing so, but I shall not elaborate. Usually I will turn up, despite huge misgivings and much protest, solely because I take the role of "friend" way too seriously. So most of the time I end up in events where I stood up like a sore thumb with most attendees wondering why I was even there in the first place among unfamiliar peers - possibly questioning amongst themselves if I was actually even invited. Out goes my dignity through the window like a ready whore with legs akimbo.

And so came one day when I decided he should return the favour, though not in the same manner as gate-crashing. It was just doing something for someone he knew anyway. And the reply I got was:

"No. He asked you not me."

The very same words I use - every time he cajoles me into gate-crashing. Suffice to say, I wasn't amused. Snapping back would be pointless since he would just go on the defensive and behave like I just had something sandpaper-y and hard shoved up my ass and not worth paying any attention to. Someone just put me out of my misery already.

1 comment:

Saravanan said...

Sometimes saying 'No' can seem like the hardest thing to do. I have been in such unflattering situations once too many myself. I hear you loud and clear. :)