I did something yesterday that I’ve never done before.
I blacklisted someone from one of my social/business accounts.
Cut the cord.
I’ve never felt the need to do that.
Assumed that I never would.
So why did I do that?
Because this person pretended to be a friend.
I was happy to extend my friendship in both a personal and professional way.
Shared all kinds of information and resources.
Spent countless hours giving tips to improve her writing.
And an incredible amount of time editing a book for her,
correcting her repetitive mistakes
and improving verbs and expression.
But, once my work was done,
I was treated like a throwaway hankie.
Not treated with respect.
Sliced with a lie.
Never even thanked.
Now when her promotional materials clutter my inbox,
they cause a pang.
An “I don’t want to see this.”