It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. In a conversation recently I had online, I mentioned to a friend that I could not trust another person whom we were talking about, as far as I could throw them.
What that someone did after the fact was tell that person I said that.
That person repeated to me what I had said. Yikes. That looked bad. The truth is, it's not that I didn't trust him or couldn't trust him...I just did not because I didn't really know him is all. He was just an online friend. Really how much can you trust online friends?
In real life you trust friends in different degrees, and people trust you differently as well. It all has to do with familiarity, experiences etc.
Granted you can totally be fooled and snowed by someone, but you have to open up somewhat right? Heck the someone I trusted to not say anything turnned around and blabbed to the person I didn't trust. How is that for in your face irony?
It was bad judgement on my part to say that, because I really like that person that I had talked about. A very entertaining and talented person and now that person thinks less of me because of what I said. I even explained it, but it still tarnishes things. How could it not?
As for my "friend" whom I did trust, well that's just automatically gone. It's going to be hard as heck to earn that trust again. I'm not holding my breath.
When I was in 2nd grade I had to make a banner for a project about friendship. The banner said "Trust Is A Loving Friendship". It was hanging up in my parents' basement for years. I always read it, and never really thought about what it means. Now I get it.