It appears I have been gifted with the award of being the most horrible person in a friend’s life. I had no idea I was up for this award, so it goes to show things can happen despite your lack of attention. And evidently it is my very lack of attention which makes me the winner this go around.
I have a fair amount of things going on in my life, some by choice and some by anything but my choice. This means that sometimes I fail to check all my various contacts on an hourly basis. Frankly it may be a daily or weekly basis even. At any rate this friend assumed I’d be checking in with him on an hourly basis. Which I wasn’t because I was in the middle of a health crisis requiring a stay in the hospital.
So I missed a message from my friend saying his mother had died and he wanted to me call him, ASAP. I missed this message for oh I don’t know a week and a half. When I got his message, his phone was going straight to voicemail. I left a message and sent him a message expressing my condolences and explaining why I hadn’t been in touch when it happened.
He informed me that a horrible person. A truly horrible person for not being there for him. So yes I wasn’t there, and it sucks, but I kind of had a legitimate reason. I was in the hospital with no means to contact him. 😦