Neat endings

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sunset in local-wine glassWhat makes you think that anyone would be interested in what you have to say?”

The evening had dragged on, he had killed all my attempts to make light hearted banter or explore his values. Hard work. Passive-aggressive people are tiresome. With this line he ended what remained of something I’d previously believed was a friendship of equals. Silently, I gathered my jacket, bag, stood up, took a long draw of all the wine remaining in my glass and left.

No need to trouble him with the uninteresting niceties of saying the obvious, that I was leaving.

Neat endings
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5 bits of lovely banter on “Neat endings”

  1. Scarlet writes:

    He sounds rather unpleasant? Now I have Julian Lennon’s Too Late for Goodbye burbling in my head!
    Sx

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  2. Zed writes:

    Has he always been like that? My mother, old, unwell and low, complained that she no longer felt that she was of practical or emotional use to me. So one day, I started to tell her about something on my mind and asked for her advice. “What makes you think I’d be interested in your problems?” was all the reply I got – and obviously, I never tried that again. But she was very depressed at the time.

    Not that I’m suggesting you do anything about it. I wish I’d got up and walked out of situations a lot more in my life.

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    wendy writes

    Maybe he was depressed. He had a strong group of friends to help with that, I was on the periphery and decided to drop of the edge.

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  3. Kay G. writes:

    Man, I don’t know how many years I have to live before I stop being surprised by the nastiness of people.
    You are nice, I might have wanted to throw the wine in his face. Depends on how good the wine was, I guess!

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  4. wendy writes:

    Thank you. Mean people make me feel sad, I strive not to be mean, and fail sometimes…

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