I was blanked by a friend of mine this morning in the park. It is horrible when people you know well, have known well for ten years, pretend they haven’t seen you and rush off as if they have left something on the stove.
I have literally scraped this woman off of her kitchen floor after mishaps with booze and drugs on more than one occasion. I have held her hand when her father was ill, offered a shoulder when her relationships with men have crumbled and had her kids stay over so she could go out – single again in her forties – and have a life.
Yet when I told her 6 months ago I was so depressed I wasn’t sure I could go on, I didn’t see her again until today. Whereupon she blanked me.
Fair weather friends, eh?
People can be so perplexing.
Makes me want to become a hermit.