Monday, August 31, 2009

Ripping off the band aid

The problem with discovering you’re an introvert late in life, is dealing with all the people who remember you as someone who wasn’t.

Is there an easy, gentle way of telling someone that you’ve outgrown them?

I didn’t think so.

I'm sorry A, I really am. But I don't have the bandwidth for this friendship anymore.


Coo said...

Wow ur back! :)

sherene said...

Nope, there isn't. The easiest way is to move continents. Like I did :)

J. Alfred Prufrock said...

Ai yi yi. Stop agonising and DO it.


Anonymous said...

where are the photos u were going to upload?

Chronicus Skepticus said...

Coo: I am! I think...well, so far. :)

And hey, so are you. And in mighty good form, might I add!

Sherene: That simple, hunh? Y'know, I'm *so* tempted to give it a try now.

JAP: I did, I did. Eventually. And then felt like a horrible person. But an inexplicably *happier* horrible person.

Anon: Give us a bit a bit of a clue, won't you? 'Cos we have no idea what you're talking about.

blue sunride said...

Nice to read something new here.... have re-read the older posts about ten times :)

Phantasmagoria said...


Stop writing about me!

Anonymous said...

glad to see you back on the blog trail... make some bandwidth for other people you've outgrown too will ya! :)

pri said...

so you should write greeting cards. i'd buy.

Scherezade said...

You are far too civilized. I am a common barbarian while telling people that they need to scoot out of my life.
Figures why I am so entirely friendless.

Rhyncus said...

If one's lucky, both people wake up to the 'outgrowing' at the same time. If not, ah well, bad smell.

Chronicus Skepticus said...

Blue Sunride:: But...I’ve never seen you here before! So, er, hello! And also, thank you? :)

Come Ph, let us all be socially dysfunctional together. Over gin, preferably.

See, I’m always at a bit of a loss when replying to anonymii. But umm, thank you. And about the bandwidth for people I’ve outgrown, err...why would I do that?

Oo! Fun idea!

This one would probably say, “Guess who has to find themselves some new friends now??” on the cover, in cheery, happy font, and have a mirror on the inside.

We should do a series!

Not at all, m’deah! You’re confusing civilisation with complete and utter wussiness. I am the latter. Actually, the queen of the latter. A sheepish, wussy queen of the latter.

Goodness heavens! I haven’t seen you in *ages*! How’ve you been??

And yes, the waking up at the same time would be great, but does it ever work that way? I don’t know.

Also, does the knowing make it any easier?