I need to be honest with you. I have no intention of seeing you next week. I emailed you and told you I missed you because I wasn’t feeling so good about myself and I knew you’d be there to fluff my ego. So, thanks for that. But as to seeing you…well, after your last email you really pissed me off…again. I tell you repeatedly that you need to say what you mean and then you go and ask a direct question about my obscure email. If I had intended on apologizing to you, I would have written it down on an old receipt and then unceremoniously burned it. So, I simply choose not to answer you. As an aside, I wasn’t going to answer you about dinner, either. I had planned to just let you assume, after days of non-responsiveness, that dinner was not in the cards…but I’ve made a New Year’s Resolution to practice the 9th step. I plan on making amends to the people I’ve wronged…but I do not want to have to make an amends to you for standing you up because I have no intention of ever apologizing to you, so I thought I’d email to inform you of the bad news. We are NOT having dinner and I do NOT want to be with you. How’s that for direct and honest? How about this? Looking at you irritates me, listening to you irritates me and being with you irritates me. Wow! I feel fantastic. You know, what they say is right, ‘honest is the best policy.’
So, until the next time I need a little ego boost, don’t let the door hit you on the way out!