I might have hurt someone’s feelings. I’m not sure yet. I’ll email her after I’m done typing this post, and try to find out. The worst bit is that if I did upset her, I did it while trying to be nice. The person in question sent me a text message to say that she had a bag of chic clothes and shoes for me.
After seeing the things, I thanked her for the gesture, but said that the clothes and shoes weren’t really my style or size. I suggested she gave them to someone who would actually wear them, or maybe to a women’s shelter that could distribute the stuff. I thought many women would appreciate something stylish and free for the upcoming holidays.
I did what I would have liked someone to do for me. If I give you something you can’t use, I would love for you to let me know. And if I can’t exchange the gift for something you might like, I would be very happy if you forward the present to someone who can enjoy it.
Anyone who knows me has experienced the practical ways of my mind. The person who offered the clothes and shoes doesn’t know me very well. I forgot about that. And we are very different. Let’s just say that if we were standing in the same room and someone yelled, “Red stiletto!” She would probably picture high heels, and my mind’s eyes would see a switchblade.
This happened a few weeks ago, but I thought about it the other night, and felt kind of bad. She was trying to do something nice for me, and I might have hurt her feelings by trying to do something nice, too. Did I mean to make her feel bad? No, but I think I did, and I don’t like hurting people by accident.
Have you ever hurt someone by trying to do something nice for them?