Generally, I think the Dope is a pretty good place for objective-ish advice. But I was recently thinking of some advice I got from the Dope that I wish I hadn’t taken.
When I was in seventh grade (I went to a junior high with only seventh and eighth grades), I was second-chair flute in the band, ahead of all the eighth graders except for this one girl, Molly. Molly thought this was unfair because a. she wanted to sit next to her friend, and not me and b. she hadn’t gotten to be second-chair when she was in seventh grade. She was a complete and awful bully to me the entire year. I hated her with every fiber of my being, but I was so meek and shy when I was that age, I couldn’t bring myself to do anything about it and I just let her say cruel, nasty things to my face for a whole year.
She went to different high school than me and I didn’t see her for years and years - until I passed her on a path my senior year of college. (I checked the student directory for her name and yes, it was her…btw, the directory said she was a junior, so I was now ahead of her in school, hahaha) I saw her a few other times, just around campus, and I REALLY REALLY REALLY wanted to go up and tell her that she was a complete bitch to me when we were in junior high and that I bet she’s still a shitty human being, etc. (I am no longer meek or shy, can you tell?) She showed no sign of recognizing me.
Anyway, I asked the Dope if this was a good idea and I got a resounding NO, I should just let it go. So I did.
But you know what? I regret that. I found myself fantasizing about telling her off just a few days ago, and now I’m sad I never did it when I had the chance, and it’ll probably never happen at this point. Ooooh, I hated her so much.
Dope, you led me astray and persuaded me from being my vindictive bitchy self!
Anyone else ever wish they hadn’t taken advice from the Imaginary People on the Internet in the past?
P.S. I love you guys anyway.