I found myself with a unique choice to either take the high road or teach a former backstabbing high school ex-friend a lesson.
I did not choose the high road.
Let’s just say that I had always been there for this “friend” – a listening ear when her family was having issues or having her back when she was the object of unfairness. However, this “friend” never reciprocated and even let me fall through the trapdoor of racism as she quietly stood idly by. What was truly unforgivable to me was how easily this “Brown” friend turned a blind eye when I was suffering from blatant anti-Black racism at school. She was very quick to forget all the times I had supported her so right after high school, I washed my hands of her.
Long story short, that ex-friend and I ended up working at the same establishment a summer or two later. It was obvious that she was totally smitten with one of the guys on staff and unfortunately for her, it didn’t take much to innocently distract him.
Yes, I totally distracted him.
He never ever gave her a second look for the entire summer.
Yeah, there wasn’t even any need to overdo it like…
The guy was never hers so it wasn’t like I stole him, right?
Funny enough, by the end of that summer, she apologized for how she had acted years before (which showed that she knew exactly what she was doing at the time) and wanted to rekindle our friendship. If you know me at all, you’ll know that I politely declined…
What’s the most out-of-character choice you’ve ever made?