Wednesday, May 25, 2011

The Hate Spreads...

Imagine my surprise when I get a call from the cousin's father...chewing me out. Complaining that I had found and posted this document. I explained to him that it was private, and he finally got it. Apparently X and X's mom BOTH think that I posted it on a public domain, expressed that to him and GAVE HIM MY FLIPPING PHONE NUMBER to appeal to me! Nevermind the fact that I took the document down last night... I've been sitting here fighting back tears/crying since he called. I have never been so embarrassed in my entire life. And all because X refused to read and understand my emails. So now I'm basically the black sheep of the family, except to the cousins who think I'm G-d himself (herself?). But at least he listened to what I had to say and said he would pass on the message to X and her mom, since they obviously won't listen to me. And by the end of our conversation he understood why I did what I did and how it wasn't as catastrophic as X made it out to be...although apparently I've now "created a maelstrom" in the family, to use his own words. What a disaster. I seriously want to crawl into my room and not come out for a month...

3 comments:

AFGS said...

Geez, how bad could it be? It's history, we all have bad stuff in our past that's how we learn to do better.

Celia said...

I know, right? You know your family should feel lucky they have enough history to ignore. I have close to zero information about my father's side of the family because they fled Hitler and IT WAS NOT TALKED ABOUT. However that means I have no medical history for that side of the family, and no relatives on that side except a few cousins. Even our last name was made up when they came here.

St Elsewhere said...

Jeez! I just finished reading this post and the previous one.

It is horrible. Even though the father understands, I think he will have a tough time with the women folk himself, and just thinks you caused the unnecessary commotion.

And what kind of an idiot is X who refuses to understand that you posted the document as private, and that it took you just 30 minutes to find it on the net initially.

I am so sorry.