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Thu Apr 6, 2017, 08:57 AM

I'm doing my best to get over feeling ashamed, sad and guilty

I was teasing someone a lot in a game I play. I really thought this person had a hide like a rhinoceros and wouldn't be offended or hurt.

Wow, was I wrong! The person said he was thick-skinned but not hard. He kinda read me the riot act about how the jokes were not funny and how I missed a cue (which I really did). I apologized profusely and sincerely and STILL feel like pond scum. I just am not a person to hurt feelings, especially on purpose. I just am not that way.

I know there's nothing you can say, really. I need to learn my lesson (which I have have, in abundance), let it go and go on. Wow, lesson learned.

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steve2470 Apr 2017 OP
CaliforniaPeggy Apr 2017 #1
retrowire Apr 2017 #2
steve2470 Apr 2017 #4
steve2470 Apr 2017 #3
No Vested Interest Apr 2017 #5
steve2470 Apr 2017 #6

Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Thu Apr 6, 2017, 11:08 AM

1. My dear Steve...

Give yourself some time to recover from this incident...

You're human. Time will help...

We've all been there. I have incidents where I misspoke, from years ago. It's awful. Be gentle with yourself, your feelings...

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 6, 2017, 11:51 AM

2. THIS

And take it from a guy with no tact, I read people incorrectly on the DAILY.

Mistakes were made, apologies were given and communication was had. And that's what's important.

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Response to retrowire (Reply #2)

Thu Apr 6, 2017, 12:46 PM

4. thank you

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 6, 2017, 12:46 PM

3. thank you

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 6, 2017, 03:08 PM

5. Why is it we remember those unkind or undiplomatic comments made decades ago?

Here I am, a senior senior, and those remarks I made that were out-of-order many years ago come to mind every now and again.

I feel like I will have to put some kind of general apology in my pre-written obituary.

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Response to No Vested Interest (Reply #5)

Thu Apr 6, 2017, 03:10 PM

6. same here nt

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