A few weeks back, I had an … exchange with someone.
I’d upset her with something I’d said (which I quite understand) and, although I didn’t need to, I apologised for the hurt she was feeling.
The vitriolic response, basically, was that as I proclaim to “help people” I didn’t do it in this instance and as she has a mental illness, I should be more careful about what I say (possibly to her, or just generally – I’m not sure, to be honest).
I could go on a rant about how she took it the wrong way/personally, how I can’t be responsible for how others choose to see things, etc etc blah blah
But, man! Do I GET it?!
A couple of months back, I was there, too. I was in a