Friends. Family. Anyone it applies to.
I have no time for them.
Yet I’ve a friend who’s exactly that. Couldn’t cull her. I actually care for her.
Been friends for over 30 years.
She’s a spoilt brat. But also had great many a tragedy happen to her. Lost her sister – at a very young age – to cancer. Lost her brother to murder. Lost her fiancé in an accident. Her mum’s now got cancer too. The dad’s suffering from a heart condition. Eish.
We’ve stuck it through thick and thin.
Even a few arguments.
I choose to ignore her when she throws tantrums. And because I understand her – or believe I do – I let a lot of indiscretions slide.
But a few weeks ago I’d had enough.
I told her something in confidence and explained that I’d like to keep it that way. It was something I – being MY bit of news – would prefer to share with family and friends at my pace.
She couldn’t keep her trap shut.
So I sent her a nice sms to tell her I didn’t appreciate her blabbing and she should desist spreading the word immediately.
I don’t think she liked my tone of voice. “Laat dit goed gaan met jou”
Did my sms warrant such a kak response?
I left it. I didn’t have the krag to take her on.
Now I do