When I was 19 and working for Parks and Rec, I met a guy. We'll call him Dave. Dave and I became good friends working together, although always platonic, no romantic vibes whatsoever. Eventually he got married and so did Hubba-hubba and I, who also knew him through work, and we would all hang out.
Time passed, kids were born, and yet we always found the time to hang out together a few times a year, whether it be dinner or birthday parties. So basically, I've known the one half of the couple for almost twenty years, and the both of them for at least fifteen.
Over the summer, you might remember our washing machine went out. Unfortunately, the day we had to go get a new one was the First Communion of the eldest daughter of the couple above. We were going to go to the "reception" portion at their house afterwards, something they said wasn't fancy and no big deal. So in the morning, I called and explained our circumstances and begged their forgiveness for not being able to come. We are normally not flaky people, and I figured that we would just maybe meet up the next week and I could give her our gift.
Well, I called a week later, spoke briefly to Dave, and asked him to have his wife call me back as to when she wanted to get together, as I felt badly about missing the party. He didn't seem upset, and I thought nothing of it, as they had cancelled out on things for us before. Because, you know, life happens to people and you move on.
Except, she never called. Then, about three months or so later I mailed them an inviation to the Munchkin's birthday party, as I have been doing since he was born. No response.
I'm confused. If they are willing to throw away a friendship over one missed party, then perhaps the friendship wasn't what I thought it was. Hubba-hubba has proposed that perhaps one of them got laid off, or some similar tough circumstances. I don't know what to think, or do, for that matter. They literally just sort of fell of the face of the earth.
Have you ever had someone fall of the face of the earth for you, too?
Or is is just me?