But this particular thread, while about a situation caused by our argument in fact had very little to do with you so much as others who kept messaging me. I was actually a bit aggravated at a few who kept insisting I just let it go as water under the bridge and be cool with it. One in particular just WOULDN'T drop it. And then when I mention that time of stress aside, there had been no attempt of an apology made, I was told we should both apologize (WHAT?!) So this is what I came up with. I do not like having to own up to some standard that is forced upon me just cuz I'm a good guy most of the time.
To all who thought I was depressed or some such while writing this, I wasn't, though I appreciate our concern.
To those who think I'm a saint, stop it. I will never be what you expect of me.
Ok I held it in enough, you want to make it public Hatch fine.
/me drops the gauntlet
You know that dammed reason I wouldn't let it go Hatch because you took every freaking chance and opportunity you could to rip into Joel when we had convo. Even when you KNEW we are friends and even when I agreed and SAID he was wrong for what he did. What you got mad at is the fact I said you were wrong too and you were because even when he stopped you continued unabated. No there was not an apology but those do not come at your convenience or want Hatch they come when that other person comes to an understanding inside themselves and decide to take action.
I will go to bat for my friends and doing what you did was an attempt to make me pick between friends which I will not do. Both of you have great points about you and I accept most of the cons that come with them, just as you guys do for me. Understand this what I did for Joel I have done for you and many others in CB and will continue to do until the day I die that is just the kind of person I am.
Get The Hell over it.
I will not now nor will I ever say it is ok to say some of the things you said to me about Joel nor would I say it would be cool to say about anyone. Point blank Hatch it was so back that it offended me more that you even said those things let alone about a friend. Just for the record if you think you were the only one I got onto then think again, Joel and I had it out for about 3-4 days and we didn't speak for almost a week. Yours and mine has just been more drawn out over time is all.
You wanted me to drop it, I wanted you to drop it and told you as much yet you didn't stop so I dug into you. You don't want me to do it again Hatch then stop the dammed crap whenever we talk or just leave the "Joel" subject alone. The person I made friends with seems to go on vacation when Joel is even mentioned in passing. After about 2 weeks of crap spewing from you mouth almost every time we talk I think I get the point of you not liking him. Enough is Enough.
Yes I wish my friends would get along. Yes I wish that co-existence was not garnered by stipulation after stipulation. Yes I wish that the crap would end and life to go on peacefully but alas it is not. What I have asked for again and again and now yet again is when we talk not to rip into Joel and think I am going to sit idly by and say it is perfectly fine. It is NOT fine Hatch.... N-O-T.
You are a good person and a good friend Hatch which is why I have taken the time and had the patience to write this to you. I value our friendship enough to care about it. I am not asking you to change or be me or anyone else for that matter I never did even though that is what you seem to think. What I do expect is for you to be the person I made friends with so long ago and have enough respect for me to stop, at least in conversation between us, when I ask for you to stop when you go on a Joel Tangent.
Honestly I do not think that is too much to ask do you?