Good news to share! Sydney has left the company. It finally happened. She was out for four weeks on jury duty then returned for a week and now gone.
She became very friendly with me the last week. Nearly like old times. Which could mean that her mean treatment toward me was impacted by the stress of her job.
After she left it was quiet for several days. Then all of a sudden she reached out. At first it was light hearted about what she was doing. I was engaging, but at a minimal level.
Then she got serious, and apologized for how she treated me. Yes. Now. After she has left and I will likely never see her again she finally realizes she was out of line, and needs to apologize. Months too late.
It caught me off guard. What am I supposed to do with that? What is she expecting? I actually sat down, got serious and asked her that. She said she missed how we used to be. She wanted us to remain friends and confidants. Finally I told her that I don’t think it’s a good idea for multiple reasons.
First, I probably shouldn’t be talking to her anyway. Second, the way she treated me hurt and I’m still dealing with it. I don’t think I could trust her again, and certainly not now that we are not going to see each other. It was too late. She should have fixed this months ago.
She reiterated that she was wrong for how she treated me, and I explained to her just how awful that experience was for me. I told her frankly I never expected to hear from her again. To which she said she would work to earn my trust back. But how? It’s too late.
I haven’t officially told her that we are through, but we clearly are. I haven’t said a peep since our last conversation. Just nothing. Maybe that’s best.