If I e-mail someone and they take a few days to get back to me...feelings may be hurt. And before I go on I must say that there are PLENTY of times that I have not responded immediately and I never think someone may be hurt by this...I think they must understand that I don't mean to hurt feelings...I just did not get back to them YET. Why can't I use this reasoning with myself?? Good question....I try and sometimes it works and sometimes...I am hurt...silly me.
I guess the older people get they have a harder time masking the fact that they don't like you...either that or I am just more humble as time goes on to know that NOT EVERYBODY will like me.
We were all outside this afternoon and my neighbors driveway was filling up and ladies were getting out. Emily said she thought it looked like Ms. Sheila was having a neighborhood party for the moms. I thought..silly Emily...if she was having a neighborhood party then she would have invited me. But as we stood out on the driveway I began to see some women from the neighborhood walk over and ring her door. OK..silly me. Maybe she is having a party and NOT inviting me...hello pride prepare to be swallowed...
One of the neighbors came over to chat and said that Ms. Sheila put a flyer in every mailbox. Not mine!! I actually went over to the party anyway. The neighbor who was standing with me dragged me over there saying..."She must have invited you and you did not see the bright red flyer in your mailbox!" And for full disclosure: us loosing mail with so many helpers getting the mail is not a far fetched thought....so I thought I did not want to look like the snobby neighbor NOT coming to her party.
But as I walk in she looks at me and says, "Oh, hi Lisa! I meant to invite you but I kept forgetting. I am glad you came!" I guess she thought putting a flyer in MY mailbox would be to..forward??? And I might want a personal invite since I see her 55 times a day because my little kids LIVE out on the front driveway and we say hi EACH TIME we see each other!! It must have slipped her mind EACH time I saw her..even today as she was welcoming people in her front door while we were standing out TALKING to the other guests....
I stayed next door for about 15 minutes. I wanted to leave really bad. While she was explaining to me, in front of EVERYONE, the whole I was going to invite you but didn't business, I was terrified that I may actually be getting red in the face and a tear might escape from the lump that was looming beneath the surface...but a tear did not escape and all was well in the end.
No bother...life will go on. I will continue to say hi 55 times a day to my neighbor.