OK, I know I’ve posted umpteen times about this person, and I’m sure some of the replies will be along the lines of: “WHY are you still bothering with this friendship?”, but I’ve known her since childhood.
As some of you will know, I lost my job in July, and haven’t worked since (but haven’t been particularly actively looking, either).
My friend KNEW I’d been given my notice back then. Not only has she not been in touch in the whole summer, to find out how I was taking it (she only works term-times, and did promise to write properly once she was off work for the Summer - but never did).
But now she e-mails, in September (almost two months after I lost the job), and begins: “I hope you’ve had a good Summer?”
She did exactly the same back when I told her of the impending redundancy, replying: “I hope you had a nice weekend?” (well, hardly, after news like that).
It makes me feel like I am defective, for somehow not having had “a good Summer”, when I was ill, unemployed, and it rained almost non-stop. What’s “good” about any of that? Am I just rubbish at counting my blessings? Or is this another damn fool question, when you know someone’s battling chronic illness, and has lost their job of 23 years?