BG: I used to know a girl about my age who I was friends with for a while. About four years ago she started blaming me and everyone else for her troubles. She was jealous that I could draw and she couldn't, she blamed someone else for being better looking. It finally came to a head when she cussed me out on a messageboard and then demanded I apologize for being "better" at something that she was.
I didn't want to engage her in an argument so I quietly took the complete silence way and bowed out. About a week later I kept on getting messages from her and her friends. The messages were both pleading and demanding calling me every name in the book. I ended up blocking them all from my e-mail account.
Around this time also she was engaged to be married and in the beginning when we were friends she asked me to make her her wedding dress and I said I'd be honored to. I heard later that the engagement fell through and they broke up.
Today the phone rang and I got it. It was her on the other end announcing she was engaged again and said, "Remember that dress you promised you'd make me?"
After picking my jaw up off the floor I said, "I'm sorry, we've got very stormy weather here so I've got to go." ((Which is true, we have one big storm here right now.))
Her: "About the dress...?"
Me: "I'm sorry, but that won't be possible. We've got lightning! Gotta go!" and I hung up.
She called back but I let the answering machine pick it up.
I personally feel it takes a lot of guts to call me back after that. I've forgiven her and I wish her all the best for what she chooses to persue in life. But something in the back of my mind is nagging me making me wonder if I chose the right path by saying "it won't be possible."