I have decided to seek advice from my fellow blog friends. I present you my two cases and want to know what you think about them.
2 weeks ago I bought a book that I didn't like. Yes, I read the entire book to every last word. I don't want the book anymore. I would prefer to not have it in my home. Do I:
a. Give it to someone else. However, I struggle with this because it is not of my standards and what is the message I am giving to that person. Here, take this book I did not like because I don't want it and you may think that I think your standards are lower than mine (which is not what I think of others) or take this book that I read which you will know is not my standards and therefore think a hypocrite of me.
b. Return the book to the store where I purchased it. I struggle with this because I read the entire book, which is the entire purpose of why the store sold the book to me. I feel like it is ordering a meal, eating the whole thing, telling the waiter I hated the meal and then expecting the meal to be taken off me check. Even though I ate the ENTIRE meal. Ahhh!! What to do!!
c. Donate it to the DI and feel guilty about donating a brand new book.
Friends on Facebook.
I have a friend on facebook who we know each other and I love this person very dearly. Do we hang out? No! How often do we see each other? Maybe, once a year. Do we talk to each other when we see each other? Not really. However, when this person asked to friend me, I accepted. This person lives a very different life style than I do. I am not saying wrong or right, just different. They would post things that would make me feel extremely uncomfortable and then when the swearing started, I quietly deleted them from my group of friends. The deletion was not of judgement, it was purely for the sake that I prefer to live my life free from hearing, reading or saying those words. I love ya, but I choose to walk away.
However, this friend once again asked to friend me. Perhaps they had forgotten that we were friends and my suggestion came up again? Not sure, but I just ignored the invitation, because I didn't want them to think that I was judging and perhaps they would ............oh, I don't know what they think. After 3 friend invitations since leaving, I am not sure what to do. I love and respect this person, however I choose not to expose myself to things that are everyday for them. What do I do?
Oh, and by the way, what if I through in the twist that this person was a family relation?
Discuss amongst yourselves and let me know what you think?