I reacted badly to a situation and I would like to know how I should have handled it.
My friend came over to my house and at some point while we were talking (and without my noticing) she peeled off her band-aid and left it on the table in front of her. When I saw it I absolutely freaked out, thinking , for some reason, that I must have left it there. I apologized profusely and I immediately picked it up with a napkin and threw it out. She watched me do this and never said a word. I thought about it later and realized I had just completely cleaned that room from top to bottom and haven’t used a band-aid in months. There is no way that was my band-aid I don’t know if she didn’t say anything because she was mortified, or if she was angry at my disgusted reaction, but she never even acknowledged it. I suspect she thought it was funny when I started apologizing and didn’t actually care enough to apologize herself.
She is not the cleanest person on a good day, and one she does other gross things that I let slide, but I don’t know how I could have reacted to this well. I really don’t think I should have ignored. So what should a person with a polite spine do? 0614-13