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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