My Idiot Friend- An Update (Plus Tarot Card Nonsense!)

If you've read my blog in the past you've probably seen my furious rants about my idiot of a best friend. You know, the one who has called me morally inferior and hell-bound?

Well after exactly a decade of being loyal to him in spite of his special brand of bullshit, we are no longer friends.

He sent an email to my husband (not me) telling me that we were no longer friends. No reasonable explanation, just some ridiculous babel over wanting what's best for me because he felt he was causing stress in my marriage.  

Ten years.

I was hurt, I cried a little, I've complained to anyone who will listen...but I think I've turned a rather angry corner. See, yesterday I felt like I had been punched in the chest, and maybe tomorrow I will forget to think about it, but today? Today I want to send him live spiders for his birthday (he's arachnophobic). I won't though, partially because mailing live animals for the sake of petty anger is expensive, but mostly because I am a moral person, and while imagining him opening a box of live orb spiders and turning ghost white while failing to manage a scream does put a smirk on my face; I would never mail that jackass something that would cause him that sort of emotional damage.

So suck it Christianity, this atheist won't act on her legitimate fucking anger.

Anyways, another short story about the stupid shit in my life.

Tarot Card Nonsense:

I was showing a good friend of mine my old tarot cards that I used to read to make spending money on the side. I've never believed that a deck of cards told the future. I just learned cold reading at a young age and I've been acting even longer.

I don't read cards for money any more. Instead I tell people that I am making things up as I go and not to be duped by the likes of old me.

A young lady saw me showing my old cards off and asked for me to do a reading for her. I told her I don't really tell the future and what I did was just a parlor trick without the cool sleight of hand.

She insisted that she knew it was for entertainment purposes only. I told her I would only proceed if she would restrain herself from saying "It's so right!" or anything close.

She did not keep her side of the deal, because as soon as I finished she was nearly in tears over the cards.

I got irritated and reminded her that all I was doing was making vague generalizations based on what the cards looked like and filled it in with stuff I actually knew about her.

She asked if she could read mine.

She did a terrible job, and kept asking me what the cards in my reading meant. I told her they meant whatever she wanted, and she said "That may be fine for you but I am more honest."



I pointed out to her that I had been nothing but honest with her.

-I told her I don't believe in scrying or any other kind of divination.
-I told her how I come up with what I say.
-I admitted before and after the reading that the only things that weren't vague were things I actually knew about her.

She was trying to read my future in pieces of paper...trying to tell me what magic paper was telling her about me...


Ugh... This is why I am an angry atheist.

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Comment by Mark Say on May 27, 2012 at 9:02am

Similar view to Adrienne; some people will be desperate to believe in something even if all the evidence says otherwise, and you couldn't provide any stronger evidence that you telling her it's not true.

Comment by Mo Trauen on May 27, 2012 at 11:37am

I am a bit older and I have found that friendships come and go.  It is just the way of the world.  It can be unpleasant, especially if you try to continue a friendship past its time, but it is actually in your best interests to just let friendships go when the time comes.  As you change with age, it is better to try to find friends who have changed in the same way. 

Though, I should add a word of caution:  The nature and depth of your friendships will change as well because you have changed and the new people you meet will have gone through a lot more as well.  Thus you and your new friends will be more complicated, which makes the friendships a bit more complicated and makes it more difficult to reach the same deep level of friendship one experienced when young.

Comment by Dustin on May 27, 2012 at 12:05pm

I would murder anyone who sent me a box of spiders.  They'd be dead within the week after I planned a meticulous and cunning escape from the law.  

<----- Also severely afraid of spiders lol

Comment by Dustin on May 27, 2012 at 12:08pm

Oh anyway.  I had a wonderful friend in College.  We did a lot of things together.  I cared for her, she meant a lot to me even though we never became more than cuddle / make out buddies - She defriended me on FB not too long ago - no explanation or anything but I think it was directly after I posted a FB comment about the Catholic Church and their alleged baby / child stealing by showing women dead babies and saying their child died after it was born while secretly giving the baby to someone else.  

She wasn't even that Catholic but her family was.  So I guess that set her off - She was probably my closest friend I've ever had.  I was heartbroken.  So I know how you feel.  

Comment by archaeopteryx on May 27, 2012 at 2:20pm

My one true love and I found each other on the web a few years ago (actually, I found her, lurked, and "let" her find me) and began emailing - she was happily married, I was happily not - when she sent me a request to join a website promoting placing Christian symbols at courthouses and other public buildings. I tried nicely to explain to her that that would disenfranchise all of the other religious groups in this country (I didn't even bother mentioning how unconstitutional it was) - she stopped emailing. I wonder if it could have been the photo of the Hindu elephant boy god, Gamesh, that I PhotoShopped onto a picture of a courthouse lawn?

Last chance SHE'LL ever get to divorce her husband to become my ex-wife!

Comment by Suzanne Olson-Hyde on May 28, 2012 at 4:29am

@Dustin - This happened in Australia also. Single girls, doctors and nuns in the 1970's did just this, in Catholic hospitals, singed death certificates for said child, for the Mother to find out forty years later, that indeed, their child was alive and well. Criminal. It wrecked the lives of hundreds of Mothers. How can people not get angry about it :(

Comment by Suzanne Olson-Hyde on May 28, 2012 at 4:31am

@Mo - Listen to the wise - Been there, done that :)


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