So long

When we went to high school together, you never welcomed me, or included me in your social circle. We both graduated and then out of sight out of mind. 20 years go by and you see me walking down the street. You approached me and start talking to me as if everything’s all hunky-dory. It’s interesting how now you have the nicest things to say about me when you could have cared twenty years ago. Where were you? Why start now?

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Run!

Sep 18, 2023 at 10:27am

I would. That's a red flag right off the bat. They want something from you; and, it's likely not coming from a good place.

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Happened to me once in a grocery store

Sep 19, 2023 at 9:21am

A bully I knew in high school approached me, ostensibly to initiate a conversation. The expression on her face was sheepish. I brushed past her quickly. It seems bullies are eager to forget their past crimes. I have no desire to interact with someone who made other people miserable by her casual cruelty. And I don't consider myself one of her victims. There were other girls treated far worse by her. Sadly bullies are everywhere. But I know for a fact karma catches up with these people.

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They’re delusional

Sep 19, 2023 at 1:28pm

I was lucky enough to see the expression on the face of the woman who was largely responsible for tormenting me in junior high school. She and her gang made my life hell for 3 years to the point where I dreaded going to school every day. This was long before there was any talk about how bad bullying was, so I just suffered. At our 20th high school reunion there she was, looking really rough. I, on the other hand, happened to be one of those ugly duckling-turned swans women, and I got to watch her face when she registered that fact. She was so fake-happy to see me and acted like we were actually friends. I just cooly looked down my nose at her and walked away. It was glorious!

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Anonymous

Sep 19, 2023 at 4:56pm

I've often wondered how the sociopathic dicks from grade school and university are doing now that they've had time to reflect on their behaviour as adults. Which ones are apologetic, and which ones are most likely upper management, using and abusing on up the corporate ladder.

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@Happened to me once in a grocery store

Sep 20, 2023 at 12:15am

But there's really no such thing as Karma, it's a superstition. Sometimes bad things happen to bad people, and sometimes bad people float through life. Sometimes bad things happen to good people, sadly.

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Devils advocate

Sep 20, 2023 at 7:08am

Not long ago I told a good friend something I felt guilty about that happened when I was 5 years old
And how I still carried a lot of shame for it

With a lot of love and affection he jokes about giving the 37 year old 5 year old a break

And he was right I was remembering my self as an adult when the truth is I was a little kid who was still afraid to be in any room alone .

Thinking back to being a 17 year old
Most of us were so self absorbed! Like ridiculously so

Realistically these awful young people don’t exist anymore and they have been replaced with thoughtful and mature almost 40 year olds who have experiences and have grown

It sounds like you might be dealing with an adult who doesn’t realize how badly they’re kid version made you feel

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Oh how I pity

Sep 20, 2023 at 10:11am

Those who don't believe in karma

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