Forwarded a Halloween invitation to Karen. It is an annual event, hosted by two of Albuquerque’s hardest working advocates for peace. I figured: 1.) Karen loves Halloween. 2.) She went to one of the demonstrations these people organized, so she’s part of the anti-war community, and 3.) I wasn’t asking her to go with me.
I didn’t expect to hear anything back, unless she mentioned it at lunch tomorrow, assuming we have lunch together tomorrow, but she replied, and quickly:
“Already have plans for the Saturday before Halloween. Plus why would I go to a party hosted by people I don’t know?”
I thought that was odd. Perhaps I’m misinterpreting the plain text, but I got the feeling I pissed her off. How terrible that I would let her know about a Halloween party? This feels a lot like my marriage did before it ended. I am sooo good at relationships!