He thought I said he was shallow (can you imagine him as shallow in anyone’s opinion?), then that he didn’t want to ever speak again with someone who accused him of being such a [bad person?]. I can’t remember the exact words. The context was he kept changing details, etc. about his personal life and Medium. Thief, I know I was inappropriate when I then asked if becoming close to women on Medium was a habit. That sounds like I was being nosy, etc, but there were grounds for my remarks. I’m making this sound much worse than it actually was. The man is stressed to the max with Australia’s lack of supplies or preparation for Delta/Covid, then his best friend passed away from a heart attack this week. I had wanted to be supportive and then I screwed everything up. And neither he nor I are Spring chickens, as the cliche says — -at least cliches don’t get misunderstood as often.

Enough of my wallowing in this. If this is evidence of a pattern of behavior from him that you’re aware of, I’ll stop thinking I’m the worst witch in the wicked west. Otherwise, I’ll slink away and go sit in a corner — for how long?

Thank you, Thief, for listening to me act like this. I hated to say anything, but you are someone I’ve trusted since the beginning of our Medium exchanges.

Writing on whatever strikes my mood, from politics to humor (or a combination of the two), to spirituality, or whatever else shows up. Retired, not in retreat.

Writing on whatever strikes my mood, from politics to humor (or a combination of the two), to spirituality, or whatever else shows up. Retired, not in retreat.