Dump the Crappy Things an Ex-Friend Gives You
And, I go straight from saying “good morning” to everyone I see in rabid self-improvement mode to purging an object that causes a bad memory for me every time I open my purse. When a former friend does nothing but suck the life out of you and talk about herself non-stop in every encounter and e-mail, though, there’s nothing wrong with getting rid of that cilantro and anything that reminds you of it, I say.
Several years ago, a former friend gave me the wallet on the left, the green one. It was almost identical to hers, but a different color. Dutifully, I loaded it up and put it in my purse. While it wasn’t what I would’ve chosen for myself, it was a decent wallet and a thoughtful gift.
The very next time I saw her, she ripped my purse out of my hands and proceeded to plunder through it to see whether or not I was using said wallet. Maybe I am thick, but I suppose I should’ve known what a dubious “friend” she was right then and there. Who actually does that anyway, especially when they’re an adult? What did she think I would do, re-gift it?
I used that wallet for close to five years, cursing every time things fell out of it because of its poor design, detesting how fat it was even though I actually put very little in it, and deploring its total lack of functionality in general. However, I kept using it in fear of her raping my purse again the very next time we were together.
Well, no more. She unfriended herself months ago, and her wallet was a sickly cilantriffic reminder of her every time I opened my pocketbook.
I am the proud new owner of the lovely black zipper Comme des Garcons wallet on the right. Just the right number of pockets and slots, plus a cool change purse and Tiffany blue leather on the inside. Take that, you crummy former friend and your even crappier wallet! (Somehow, I hope getting rid of things that cause bad feelings is a form of self-improvement, too.)