A post about why not all dinner invitations from friends need to be accepted.
A few days ago, I sent a birthday greeting to a friend I hadn’t seen in years. I’ve known Ed since kindergarten and we’ve kept in touch on-and-off throughout the years, though very much less so since he moved to Bangkok several years ago. These days, the only time we communicate is my annual birthday message to him. Strangely enough, though Ed’s birthday is only 2 days after mine, he somehow never greets me first, rather after he receives my birthday greeting, he’ll reply with a `Happy Belated Birthday to you too!’ Then 365 days would pass, and this cycle would repeat.
After I sent him that message, he told me that he’d be down in KL for the weekend and suggested we meet for dinner. My first instinct was to turn the invitation down, yet feelings of guilt quickly followed.
Guilt??? Why the heck did I feel…
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