Him: I didn’t like it. You called me an imp. You said I was drunk and negative…. You made me really mortified.
Me: I didn’t like it either. You were hammered. I expected you to be more functional… We chatted for a long time online. We video chatted… I had high hopes you would treat me better than you did. You were really kind of mean, and you don’t even know it…
Him: You have a lot of nerve. To say that stuff about me, so publicly.
Me: I’m pretty sure I said: you are mischievous when you’re drunk, and you have a lot of emotions that have to be dealt with immediately. That’s not completely unflattering. That’s actually semi-mundane. Lots of people act like that drunk.
My mistake was, I was too nice. I should have said exactly how much of a jerk you acted like…
Him: I was mortified.
Me: I was mortified. Some of your friends were hostile to me, for no reason. One of them stuck his hands down my pants. EVERYONE seemed way drunk or coked out. It was a lot of energy. And you were breaking up with your boyfriend. You put me in the middle of that, and I don’t know you very well. You threw a tantrum about wanting to go home, and then got alternately maudlin and flirty with me on the train. – IN FRONT OF YOUR BOYFRIEND. Then you insisted that you wanted to go out some more. I had an awkward evening that got more so at every turn. No. That’s not accurate. I got my feelings hurt. It was more than awkward. You treated me like some sort of dog and pony show you were trotting out.
Him: You should have left and called me out on it.
Me: I should have not come.
Him: Maybe. Take down the post.
Me: If I’m hurting your feelings I’ll take it down. I hate that I hurt your feelings. I thought I made you seem like a charming guy that got a little too drunk one night.
Him: Good. Take it down. Take it all down.
Me: Hm… I dunno. This is my blog. My online diary. I don’t want to be censored. I’ll take down your pic. How’s that?
Him: Okay. Take it down.
Me: Sure. Just say one more thing.
Him: What do you want to hear? TAKE. IT. DOWN.
Me: I know but… ‘Take it down,” and then what do we say?? What do we do? When we want our friend to do us a favor? We say what?
Him: Take it down or hear from my lawyer.
Me: We say please. I’ll take it down if you ask me to. But you don’t bark orders at me. Just say please.
Him: Take it down.
Me: If you say please.
Him: I won’t
Me: Neither will I. We’re still not showing respect for each other. I’m big on that…
Him: Then hear from my lawyer.
Just know that it came down to just one word. You could have said one word. Please.