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17th-Oct-2005 10:42 pm
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I got an interesting email today from someone I want to believe is well meaning and sincere. (Well, I always want to believe that, but I'm sometimes wrong, as we already know.)

It said (among other things), "Anyway, sorry to bring up ancient unpleasantness, which you have no doubt graciously forgotten."

Hmmm . . . "graciously forgotten"? So, if I haven't forgot, I'm not gracious?

Well, color me ungracious, because this is one of my mottos in life: "Forgive but don't forget." (And eventually my memory of unpleasantness does start to fade, but not enough to make me stupid.

And I haven't even forgiven yet, so I'm a looooong way from forgetting.
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18th-Oct-2005 05:58 am (UTC) - You GO, MM!
Man, don't you ever, ever forgive that crap you've been through! I'd love to write every single one of your REAL (and loyal) friends and tell them exactly all the shit that went down. It makes me sick and furious when I think about it!!!

Hey, you're very gracious, but you're not an idiot -- far from it.

(And if you haven't forgiven I can so understand! Stick to your guns.)

I like that motto, by the way... LOL.

Love,

Bri
19th-Oct-2005 05:30 am (UTC) - Re: You GO, MM!
I have a long memory (or I'm just old, which is what some of my detractors would say). And, by the way, the dictionary says that "detractor" is an archaic word, so I thought it was particularly fitting!

But eventually I will forgive. I always do.
18th-Oct-2005 06:48 am (UTC)
So, if I haven't forgot, I'm not gracious?

You're just smart, that's all. What does being gracious have to do with it?

19th-Oct-2005 05:31 am (UTC)
Not sure. It's a clever way of being sarcastic, I think. I'm not known anywhere as "gracious," as far as I know. There are many ways to describe me, but I don't think that's one of them.
18th-Oct-2005 06:53 am (UTC)
Yeah, I got your 'graciously' right here! When you do decide to forgive all this shit, don't tell me, okay? Because I will never forgive these petty, mean-spirited, bigoted, fucked up bitches. If they were all sitting on a roof in New Orleans and I had the last helicopter in the world, I'd call the White House and report that all the white Republicans had safely made it out of the city.
18th-Oct-2005 07:28 am (UTC)
Go read this post about Fucked Up Fandoms. You know I meant every single word.
19th-Oct-2005 05:32 am (UTC)
Yes, Joey, I know. Isn't it interesting that Charlie never got any of these letters or comments? There must be something so . . . so . . . approachable about me. *giggle*
18th-Oct-2005 07:35 am (UTC)
Hmmmmm...I read Joey's post and I find this pretty fascinating. Sounds like it's best to keep your wits about you, Marilyn. (And I know you will!)
19th-Oct-2005 05:33 am (UTC)
Wits I got! Thanks, doll.
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19th-Oct-2005 05:35 am (UTC)
Yeah, I thought the "gracious" thing was a little insulting myself. Sometimes it's hard to read the tone of an email, I have to admit, especially when you don't know the writer all that well.

Nobody has ever described me as "gracious" as far as I know, so I'm sure it was sarcastic.

I will forgive, eventually. I just don't need the bad karma. But I won't forget. I may be old(er) than some, but I'm not senile yet!
18th-Oct-2005 09:10 pm (UTC)
I think your motto sums it up. You can forgive, but never forget.
19th-Oct-2005 05:36 am (UTC)
Exactly. You got it! Thanks, doll!
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