This is an open letter to the person with whom I had a rather heated disagreement yesterday.
First allow me to apologize for my initial over-reaction. I do not blame you for the entire situation, but we had clearly gone to some lengths to avoid others and your arrival and your assertion that we “wanted to be found” was frankly insulting and disrespectful from someone who I had thought of as a friend.
I am fairly certain (hopeful?) that you did not intend to frighten me with your comment about Facebook yesterday.
But you did.
I can think of no other reason why you would have changed your name to mirror mine and then posted that you’d “see” me – other than to remind me that you are privy to my name, my face, and my friends.
I hope I am wrong, but that post made me extremely uncomfortable and fearful. And I do not like feeling this way.
I apologize if you are offended by this, but I have learned in my years as a single woman that I cannot play games with my personal safety – even if I insult others and end up looking like a fool.
I plan to give you a wide berth in the future and I ask that you please respect me enough to do the same for me.