Saturday, October 06, 2007

It's funny you know. There's lots of odd people in the world. I went to College with this woman who came off ... well erm... for lack of a better word as a bitch. She worked at it. She worked at being a bitch of a woman and I worked at liking her. Odd init? The thing was, every now and again I would get this glimmer of kindness or of her actually having an emotion other than disinterest or anger. But it was always fleeting. Away it would go and I was left disappointed - because I really want to like people. I couldnt' help but wonder what happened to her to make her like that, must have been really shitty.

Time went on and eventually school was over. Then the other day she called me out of the blue and told me that she missed me. (At which point I had to verfiy that the person I thought I was speaking to was actually the person on the phone with me). She missed me and wanted me to know that she thought that I was a wonderful person. I mean she just went on and on. (I don't want to brag but...)

Wow.

Now I feel guilty for having to try so hard to like her. But in the end I did. I did like her. And it really touched me that she went out of her way to reach out like that.

Anyways, just wanted to point out that I'm glad I kept trying. Obviously there's more there than she initially wants people to see. There's probably a lot of people like that in the world.

7 comments:

B.E. Earl said...

Wow. You ARE special. ;)

elizabeth said...

I'm "special" alright!

Joe the Troll said...

I'm sure that it was your trying so hard that made her call.

elizabeth said...

Joe - perhaps. Or maybe she just wanted to borrow my invisible inner tube...

i am the diva said...

you're awesome. you rock.

elizabeth said...

Why thank you Diva. You rather rock yourself!

Elizabeth McClung said...

I think we are all like onions; many many layers and by the time we peel a few off, the ones at the centre may be rotten and smell a bit funny. No wait, I got sidetracked - Good on you for keeping the faith that she was worth knowing.