Thursday, October 02, 2014
I Did It Again
What did I do? I made an insensitive comment on a dear friend's blog and I inadvertently caused hurt to another who I care about very much. And now I'm feeling very remorseful. Actually, I feel like crap. I know what I did and I can't get away from myself fast enough.
I'm not going to tell you what I did or whose blog because I don't want to cause them any further hurt or embarrassment. In fact, I wasn't even going to write about this in my blog but I'm so shallow I can't hide my feelings so I have to at least acknowledge that I made a big mistake.
Another person brought my grossly over the line comment to my attention but he brought it to me in such a rude and offensive way (he called me "obnoxious") that I dismissed his comment out of hand. There is a polite and respectful way to inform a person of a mistake and calling them "obnoxious" isn't one of them.
A few months ago I inadvertently offended my sister-in-law, who I also care deeply for (she has done a lot for our family) by teasing her daughter on Facebook about the way she used to dress them in the Seventies ("Little House on the Prairie" dresses). Even though my sister-in-law doesn't have a Facebook account someone else informed her of my teasing (I had posted an old photo I had taken) and she was hurt. She felt I was mocking her (I wasn't) but that wasn't the way she took it. Anyone who knows me knows that I inherited my father's gene for teasing (yep, I'm blaming this on my father).
You know as old as I am one would think I would have learn enough of Life's Lessons and be more cognizant of other's feelings but apparently I'm still learning. Sometimes I just go barreling through life, stepping on toes as I do. Hopefully someday I'll arrive at that point where I'm perfect. But as you can see, I'm not perfect.