After over 4 weeks of radio silence she suddenly reaches out to me. Here is our exchange:
Michelle: Can I come over and get Christmas stuff I left there, some of it is pretty sentimental.
Me: When would you want to come over? I will make sure the house is unlocked and I am not home (so you don’t have to see me). I am meeting some friends out around 6:30pm…you can come over then
Michelle: Ok that works, I’ll go there tonight
Me: Please don’t bring your new boyfriend into the home we shared.
Michelle: I would never do that but I will bring someone so I’m not alone
Me: Because I am dangerous? Really? Is that the reason…because you think I am a physical risk to you?
Michelle: No, just because it’s the smart thing to do. Delena is coming
Me: It’s the smart thing to do when you’re with a strange man you can’t trust.
You could have just said Delena is going to be with me. You didn’t need to insult me (again). Just can’t help but twist the knife can you?
Let’s do it this way. What sentimental things do you want? I will pack it up and mail it to you. That way you don’t need to be at the house at all.
Michelle: I don’t even know what is all in there, just let me come get it. You put words in my mouth…please stop
Me: No I didn’t…you said that with a purpose. I feel like you are just fucking with me again. I don’t like it. Tell me what you want and I will mail it tomorrow evening.
…blah, blah, blah. What am I doing? It is such a waste of time and energy. It went further and further down the hole with us back and forth. I eventually got mean insulting her new boyfriend again.
Me: Enjoy Christmas with your Barista.
Michelle: He’s actually a software developer for an engineering firm
Me: Who gives a shit
He looks like the shih-tzu you always wanted. From the way people have described him he is. Your mild, little doormat. Good for you.