This was absolutely the last time that I would let her put me down. We were best friends, roomates and soul sisters. Or so I thought.
It started out with her picking on me for silly things. Then she would pick on me for not so silly things that just annoyed her for reasons I did not understand. She never let her guard down and always said what was on her mind. I took her everywhere because she didn't have a car or a license. I waited around for her to finish work, class, etc. I was a good friend.
We would talk late into the night about how we would raise our kids in the same neighborhood someday and how cool it would be to vacation together. But the next morning, I would do something to draw out her mean streak once again.
I remember one Saturday when we were walking back from the grocery store. I paid for my share, but didn't get the right change back. She laughed at the thought of my wanting to be a teacher and my inability to make change. I doubted myself for a minute, but then I knew that something was not right. When I spoke up and told her that I gave her two $20 dollar bills, she admitted that she didn't realize how much I gave in the first place. And then, she didn't say another word about it - not even an apology.
But, here was the last straw. I visited her at her parent's home to tell her about this new guy that I met (who I would later marry). She made an off-the-cuff remark that left me speechless. This time it was in front of others. I had enough. I asked her why she constantly put me down. I told her that I didn't want to introduce her to him, if this was the way she was going to treat me. I was suddenly tired of the mind games and it was then that I realized that we were no longer friends.
I left the house quickly trying to hide my tears. As I walked to my car, I heard the screen door open behind me. She yelled out, "I know that you will call me back when you are less upset. I'll talk to you later." She was wrong.
This week we asked you to write a post beginning with the words, "This was absolutely the last time" and ending with "She was wrong."