|Posted on July 16, 2015 at 3:15 AM|
I had a friend tell me that her and her cousins were going to Disneyland. I wasn’t surprised because they do everything together. I was like “cool, have a good trip.” What really got me was the fact that they were fundraising for the trip, they would have garage sales, collect and return bottles, anything they could to do to raise money.
We skyped one day and I was asking her about how the planning was going, she said that they had booked the flight and hotel, but still hadn’t purchased the park hoppers and they still needed to save enough for food and souvenirs. Which I thought was weird. Why not save up for everything first before you book anything. Then she said that she wasn’t going to tell me about the trip until she was sure that it was completely booked. I found out about the trip months before when I saw a post on facebook. It gets worse. She then proceeds to tell me that she was going to invite me, but decided not to because she knew I wasn’t able to afford it. This is coming from someone who is fundraising. Who gave her the right to say what I can and can’t afford. Let me decide if I can go away for a week. My money isn’t her business. For all she knew, I could have been able to pay for my part of the trip all at once without having to delay saving up more money for the park passes and food.
Normally I don’t get mad at people, usually I’ll forget about it and move on, but this one really brings me to an emotion I never knew I had. I’ve known this person for over 20 years and she’s said and done things over the years that make me question about who she is. This is something I know I’m not going to forgive and forget. I stopped talking to her because it just makes me mad. It makes me think about how much has changed over the last 10 years. She was someone who I once trusted, but now if I say one word to her about anything, it eventually gets passed around and lands in the hands of someone I haven’t talked to in years.
If she invites me to any future trips I would decline. I wouldn’t beat this point if she was honest and told me about the trip and left it at that. Why would she even say anything about inviting me if she wasn’t going follow thru with it and invite me? It’s time to move on from a friendship that hasn’t been the same since high school.