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Often . . . the Friend you think you can count on – is never there when it counts.
I’m not going to give PERSONAL INFORMATION on this story, other than to tell you that it is 100% TRUE, ACCURATE and absolutely NOT EMBELLISHED.
Something happened recently that jarred this memory, which bothered me so much so; that I felt compelled to write about it. I won’t name names, but the person involved might actually read this, and might or might not remember the incident.
And if he does remember what happened, he has no idea how I felt afterwards, because I never told him. BUT I DID TELL ANNE, because it bothered me that much. And now that my memory was jarred, I’m bothered all over again.
I know a great many people . . . and many more people than I know, know me. I was never popular in school. The girls didn’t fawn over me, but I wasn’t disliked, nor was I abhorred by the girls I liked. I wasn’t a smart kid in class. But I wasn’t dumb. And I wasn’t skilled at any high school sports. I wasn’t a very good Hockey Player, but I played as hard as I could. I wasn’t great at Football either, but when I played, I played my heart out. Same thing for Baseball. And when it came to Track and Field, I created a whole new definition of Stinking-Out-The-House. But I tried nonetheless.
And when it came to individual sports like Swimming and the Martial Arts, I also wasn’t a Star . . . but I was much better than most.
The important thing for me . . . was that I was always there, and always trying to do the very best I could to my ability, no matter how limited that ability was.
In essence . . . I was never the first person picked to be on any team, and usually amongst the last, but I always wanted to be on the team, and could always be relied upon.
I always thought of myself as being a Liberal . . . but I guess that was never TRUE. And someone whom I thought of as being a Conservative – wasn’t TRUE either.
Years ago, while in my early TWENTIES, just recently being married, or perhaps still engaged to Anne, I went to an Expos’ Game with a LIFELONG Friend, while the Expos were still in Montreal.
And while at the game, this friend of mine, with whom I had grown up . . . he and I lined up to get Beer. But the Beer line wasn’t all that well defined, and my friend was sort of standing between two lines, which bothered a couple of well dressed guys in their thirties, one of whom pushed my friend and kept on pushing him to impress the guys he was with, because the Bully my accused my Friend of pushing-in.
I stood there waiting for my Rough and Tumble Friend to start swinging, which would have been my invitation to jump in with full gusto, firing on all cylinders. But he never reacted, other than to continue to be pushed.
I COULDN’T BELIEVE IT . . . so I stepped between my Friend and the Bully, and said some things to the Buly, which can’t be repeated in good taste on this BLOG, without violating my own rules against Vulgar Language.
I got right in this Bullies face and said – “You Wanna fight? – Let’s Go!” and I pushed him. To which the somewhat startled Bully said . . . “This Isn’t Your Fight” – To which I replied “IT IS NOW, SO EITHER LET’S GO . . . OR F-OFF”.
The Bully mumbled something, turned around, and walked away.
I was so upset that my Friend didn’t stand up for himself, AND DIDN’T EVEN STAND UP FOR ME WHEN I INTERVENED ON HIS BEHALF, that when I got home, I had to tell Anne about what happened . . . just to tell someone.
I never said another word to my Friend about this incident. And I never said anything about how hurt I was, that this guy left me standing alone to FACE HIS BULLY. And after that incident, our Friendship simply evaporated.
I’m telling you this story, because as it turns out, my Friend, whom I thought was a Conservative, is really a BIG TIME LEFTIST, who exemplifies who and what the LEFTISTS stand for.
They’ll make all the noise in the world, and tell everyone how to live their lives, and how righteous they are . . . but when it Hits the Fan, and the Fighting Starts, and the Fists or Worse Start Flying . . . they’ll be the FIRST TO RUN, leaving Conservatives like you and me, to deal with whatever comes.
Bear that in mind . . . because that day’s coming.
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Best Regards . . . Howard Galganov