I was hurt today.
I couldn’t believe what I was hearing.
I’ve been called many things (some were justified). this wasn’t. Not only was it not justified, it was veiled and not explained when uncovered.
Today I was called a creep.
Creep: someone unpleasantly strange or eccentric.
It was veiled in the following statements:
"i do not feel comfortable with you right now, outside of work, period. and i hope you respect that."
When asked why and what it was exactly about me that made this person feel uncomfortable I got the following:
"i simply do not feel comfortable.hope you respect that. Thanks"
I feel like I have been the biggest fool of all time. I put time, effort, money, and trust into this relationship (both personal AND professional) just BECAUSE I thought it was a good thing to do. Didn’t ask for anything in return. Didn’t expect anything except a rich friendship. HA! Somebody please peel the "L" off of my forehead.
Exactly 3 weeks ago, we were fine. 2 weeks ago we were fine almost better. 1 week ago..things started going downhill and I was wondering why. Questions like "What is going on?" were responded to thus: "There’s nothing wrong on my end. I’m OK. I hope you are, too. I don’t know what else to say". and then "I don’t feel comfortable with you". WTF!!??
I boost your career and we have a great time together after hours and now all of a sudden you don’t feel comfortable around me?
Fine. OK. No contact is the way you want to go (but you’ve got no guts to just say it–nor the guts to say what is going on). We can do that.
ME: so…we aren’t friends…just colleagues?
Person: for now, we are just colleagues
Have you read Lost Friend? This one is Lost AGAIN; except this time…I ain’t going looking. Stay lost. FREAK.