Ever met someone who never says thank you, please, I’m sorry? It’s not that they’re bad people, they just don’t think it’s such a big deal. They think they do a good enough job of showing appreciation or remorse with their actions, so there’s no need to say it. They’ll even tell you talk is cheap, and remind you of the very wise saying that actions speak louder than words. And they’re correct, but these special people are seldom wrong, lol, at least not in their opinion. We’ve all met them, dated them or we’re even related to them. They’re not bad people, they just find it easy to take people and things for granted. No biggie. That’s their lingo.
This one time, I used to be the Admin officer at my old church, and I was very close to my pastor at the time. He was everything I aspired to be. He was young, successful, deeply spiritual, happily married and very wise. Anyway, as is the case if you’re a church folk like I was, he was a very important part of my life, and not in any inappropriate way, before eyebrows start raising. Call him a mentor if you will. So that’s why when something happened, something related to that almost wedding I sometimes talk about, I expected him to have my back, but alas, it wasn’t so. In his defense, maybe he had my back but didn’t show it in the way I expected him to.