29 November, 2010
As I mentioned yesterday, my first craft show when pretty well. Thanks for all of your comments – at least I know my bloggy friends are supportive of me. Do you smell some bitterness in the air?
Well, I wasn’t going to blog/whine about it BUT I’m pissed and need to vent somewhere. So here goes – not a single member of my family or a single one of my physical “friends” bothered to show up at the show to lend their support or to just say "hi".
I recognize that this is a busy time of year, but regardless – I would have made time for them and HAVE made time for them on NUMEROUS occasions – no excuses. I’ve lent support in everything from attending stupid candle parties, cooking for retirement parties, hosting surprise parties, to being there through a failing marriage, to flying from Arizona back to Canada on a weekend to be at a friend’s wedding, to flying to the Caribbean to surprise another friend on her 40th birthday. I’ve done all of that without any expectations of reciprocation or even thanks for that matter. That’s what friends are for…I thought.
I’m the first person to be there for anyone in need of physical or emotional support, but I’m always the last one to receive it. Perhaps it’s because I’m not needy. Perhaps it’s because I’m strong and independent and don’t tend to rely on anyone for anything. Hmmm, now I know why…it’s just easier that way - to avoid being disappointed.
The more I think about it, the more pissed I’ve become. I’ve said it before – I need new friends and this just reaffirms that statement.
I’m done with physical friends – virtual friends are more reliable and supportive. I wonder how long before they realize that they’ve been un-friended. Who am I kidding? They won’t realize anything is amiss until the next fundraiser or personal crisis rolls around…
So with that said, my rant is over. Moving on...
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