I'm a little unfocused today and will attempt to weave a few different stories/musings into one cohesive post, but I make no promises that it won't turn out to be a disaster.
First off I'll start with a tale of regret. A few months ago I had a falling out with a former friend. Without getting into specifics, I got pissed off enough that I sent an email stating that I no longer had any interest in maintaining contact with this individual. Knowing that things said while emotional are sometimes ill advised, I was very cautious to be overly nice in the afore mentioned email so as not to say something I would later regret. Thinking back on it now though, it turns out that what I regret is not taking the opportunity to vent and say some mean things. I find it a bit odd that I still have feelings of hostility this much after the fact. I really thought I would have moved on to indifference by now.
Moving on, I had kind of an unusual situation occur this morning. I was walking to the bus stop this morning and saw a woman about half a block in front of me heading toward the same stop. I don't know why, because I never saw her face, but for some reason I thought she reminds me of somebody I used to work with. It's been about 3 years since I've seen this former co-worker so I don't know why I would think that, but the weird thing was that I got up to the bus stop and got a good look at her and it turns out it is her. I said hi and she looked uncomfortable and looked away, so I don't think she remembers who I am. Either that or she does remember me and was mortified to see me. I prefer the previous scenario though. Still, it was pretty surprising to find that someone who had quit to move to another state now lives within walking distance of me.