Gefilte Fish Out of Water

May 23, 2009, 9:30 pm
Filed under: Identity, Mistakes


At Friday’s AA meeting, the topic was “rationalization.”  I told the story about hammering late at night and my downstairs neighbor going berserk on me, but me rationalizing it to myself that it was only 5 minutes of hammering and I’m so busy w/ work & school that it was the only time I had to build the furniture.

After the meeting someone whose opinion I value suggested I write an apology note to my downstairs neighbor and place it under his door.  So, I did it.  I even wrote “I apologize” in Hebrew on the outside of the note.  (Chime in, anyone, if you know how I download Hebrew fonts on my computer.  It’s time – I couldda typed what I actually wrote.)

24 hours later, though, and it’s still right outside of his door (there wasn’t space to slide it underneath, so I leaned it up against the door).  But I heard people in there tonight.  Hmm – is he that mad that he’s leaving it there?  You know what, I’m not gonna worry about that.  I took the action, and I can let go of the results now.


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