Day 13: Issue A Public Apology
-8 years, 1 week, & 1 day ago 2 people in my hometown died in a car accident. I made a post about it 3 years ago on the 5 year anniversary. You can read more about them & the accident here. This post is about an apology though. The girl in the accident was a year older than me. I didn't even really know her at the time, in fact I never REALLY knew her, but for some dumb reason I was a catty girl. I don't even really recall what grade I was in...8th? 9th? I called her an unflattering name & not even to her face. To this day I couldn't tell you why. Regardless we spent the next year or so not liking each other. Then my sophomore year of high school I got my first job at a hotel. I only worked there from February - April of 2005. Suddenly Joy was working there too. I was also a boys' basketball manager at the time & she was dating the star player. So we're working together all day & I had to leave early because the boys were in the finals so it had to have been March. Joy wanted to go so I sat there trying to think of ways for her to get out of work early with me & to spit out a long over due apology. She ended up working the whole shift & showed up at the game later. Some of my friends were then talking trash about her & I stood up for her. Less than 2 months later though she was gone. Maybe trying to help her get out of work to see her boyfriend & standing up for her when others we talking trash were my way of apologizing but it bugged me for a VERY long time that I never actually said "I'm sorry."
So, Joy, I'm sorry that I acted like such a child, like a stereotypical junior high/high school girl. I'm sorry that I never had the guts to actually spit out an apology while we worked side by side for hours.