Thursday, October 9, 2008

Conversation Killer 101

I got a phone call from my former BFF yesterday. I took it because I hadn't spoken to her since before our trip, not because I actually felt like speaking to her.

The irony of the situation being that when I woke up yesterday morning I thought to myself I really need to call Former BFF because I know I will catch hell if I don't.

So when the phone rang, I answered it. She said Hey woman! How are you? Haven't heard from you in a long time (or whatever shit she usually says in an attempt to let me know I haven't called within her allotted time frame).

I said Hey woman! Your ears must have been burning because just this morning I told myself I needed to call you this afternoon!

Her response? No. My ears weren't burning. I called you because we hadn't talked in a long time.

Crickets chirped on my end.

This coming from the friend with whom I used to joke about having a psychic connection when calling her on the phone.

I nearly hung up right then and there.

Now, I'm not the most socially acceptable person, but for fucks sake I know better than that.


Patois42 said...

Sometimes, the snipping of psychic ties is so rewarding.

Definitely weird.

Irrational Dad said...

See? This is why I don't really have friends... they're hard to keep up with.

RiverPoet said...

Wow, yeah, that friendship may have run its course. Sometimes, as with any relationship, our paths diverge and it becomes painfully obvious that we are in very different places. Then you either have to work to bring your "places" closer together or you simply move one. Sounds like this relationship is at that crossroads.

Peace - D

Anonymous said...

What I always wonder is why is the other person giving you shit. When one of my friends use to do that (and long distance helped cut that out), I would always say i was sorry, busy, etc, until one day I just snapped. SHE wasnt calling me either, its not like I just wasnt returning calls, but for some reason I was the one who was suppose to carry the realionship.

Though that cooment was just weird.

Not Afraid to Use It said...

@Patois: Definitely. She's turned from a support system to an emotional vampire. I feel drained every time I talk to her.

@Joe: Sounds like an excellent argument.

@RiverPoet: I agree completely. It has been dying a slow painful death for quite some time. Our season was definitely pre-baby. We are just in two different places now.

@Sherrie: I just don't get her at all lately. The comment is just par for the course. I felt like asking her why I should call her back if she makes comments like that.

Coal Miner's Granddaughter said...

Probably for the best, sweetie. Pissing you off that early in the conversation? Time to say bye. :)

Gypsy said...

Wow. Is anyone home? McFly?

Kelly said...

VDP's, man. (Very Draining People). They're no good for anybody.