It was the stroke of midnight on my birthday, and I was waiting for the clock to chime in the new day. I had made sure to stay up so I could be the first one to receive a “Happy Birthday” greeting from my best friend.
But, as the clock struck the fateful hour, I was met with silence. No “Happy Birthday” message came my way, and I felt a wave of anger and disappointment wash over me.
And then, something happened – something that I regret to this day. I pointed my middle finger at my best friend via a Whatsapp image.
He only wished me around noon of that day. I was so angry that they hadn’t wished me a happy birthday at midnight, and I thought that this gesture would show them just how upset I was.
Little did I know that my middle finger image to my friend would be the start of the end of our friendship.
He replied me in shock, and then I realized what I had done. I had just flipped off my best friend, which was the last thing I wanted to do.
I quickly apologized for the gesture, but the damage was already done.
My friend was hurt and angry. He asked me why I would do such a thing, and I had to admit that I was just upset that I hadn’t received a Happy Birthday message from them on the stroke of midnight.
I said that I couldn’t help but get angry when I wasn’t acknowledged on time on such a special day.
In my anger, I even called him ‘useless’ and a ‘dog’ and even badmouthed him to the friends in our clique.
We ended our friendship that very day, he ended our friendship by telling me that there is no point that we still continue to be friends if I were to be so spoilt.
I did not think so at that time and just agreed to it but soon enough I guess the friends in our clique also had enough of my behavior and decided to leave.
Recently, I thought back about the past and regretted my actions and tried to contact all of them back, but it seems like all of them have already firmly decided back then to cut off our friendship for good.