I live my life pretty open as I actively use social media to express my opinions, and share parts of my life on my blog. At the same time I also use social media to help promote business, brands, artists and anyone or anything I like or find that is worth promoting. Earlier this year my husband landed a job with a new tap house in the Portland area. The owners, a young couple trying to get their foot in the door of the craft beer scene. First impressions: nice, hard working, friendly… Why not help them promote their business? I became friends with the wife and we hung out a few times. Discussed some ideas about ways to improve their social media and whatnot. I promoted their business on my social media, because they were my friends (at the time), and because I genuinely liked their business. Months passed and things were going great for them, we hung out a few times and that was pretty much the end of it. I still considered her a friend up to about a week ago.
Because I’m not the type of person that puts people on blast, all I will say is that the morale of the employees was at it’s lowest. I’m friends with all the people that work there. So yes, I know how stressed out they felt, I know how frustrated they were, and most of all I know that all of them CARED very much about their jobs until the last couple of weeks. It isn’t my place to go into detail about the practices and things that happened there, but I will say that it does make me sad to see dedicated employees be treated unfairly.
I know that whoever reads this must be thinking..so what? How does that affect you Diana? Well, here is how it affects me…People that are supposed to be my friends bad mouth my husband to employees and customers. Yet, they send me bullshit text messages about trying to remain friends and feeling bad that my husband put in his resignation. When in reality all they do is talk bad about him, and accuse him of things he didn’t do.
…the saddest thing about this, is that I thought we could really remain friends. Except the next day they continued their shit talking, and throwing the blame to everyone that left, because it wasn’t just Adam that put in his resignation.
So if you have something to say, say it to my face. You have ways of contacting me. Also don’t worry about what I do on social media. I know you are concern with me tweeting “about the competition” Please, if you actually look at my feed I re-tweeted and post about them previously, I think you are noticing now, because I don’t post about you. To be honest, a lot of the places you told me were shitty or rude to you, Have been nothing but awesome and welcoming. So yeah, I will support whoever I want and post about whoever I want, since I last check I OWE YOU NOTHING. Also, I will speak loudly about the lies you said about my friends and my loved one, because you know deep down that you wronged them. Also you asked Adam if my tweets were about you, he had no idea, but actually THEY WERE… and In case you want to read them again here you go….
I want nothing to do with you, because it shouldn’t matter that he put his resignation if you wanted to be my friend you wouldn’t say the things you’d said. You may be reading this, you may not. It doesn’t matter to me. I know that you will never admit your mistakes and wrong doing, and you will continue to talk shit about everyone to your little circle of friends. You will accuse people of “having mental break downs” or “being on drugs” but whatever, to each is own. I know I have done nothing to you, and if my name ever comes out of your mouth the sentences that follow will probably be a lie.
So cheers to the friendship that could have been, and I send you good vibes for your future, because believe it or not I don’t ever wish bad upon anyone.
Someone who though you were their friend.