There is this girl I work with, who I use to be friends with until recently. She is bat-sh*t crazy, and went nuts on me, accusing me of something I didn't do and not listening to me no matter what I tried to tell her about how she was wrong with what she thought. She is insane...
She is basically trying to make my life hell now at work, when I did not do anything to her.
Anyway, months back she had showed me a few reasons why I thought I shouldn't be her friend, but I thought that maybe I was overreacting, and just let it go, even though it still bothered me. Well... I should have listened to how I felt, as she just showed me recently who she really is as a person.
Well, a few months back she told me that she use to have rats as pets. One of them apparently would bite all over on her arms and the bites would penetrate the skin. So she handles it by bringing the rat to the park and setting it free. I mean this was probably at least 6 years ago. She thought she was doing the best thing. I can see how she thought that at the time, but I would expect that by now as being older (25 years old) that she realized it was the worst idea. When I spoke to her about it, she said she did not regret it. She said she felt guilty (she at least did then, not sure if she does now, can't remember), but said she does not regret it though. And she even stated 'at least this way I won't know what happens to her.'
I have a very hard time with telling people when they are wrong in a situation, and to me, I felt like I should have told her that wasn't okay, only because it had to do with another creatures life. But I couldn't do it. I have anxiety so badly, that even if someone does something wrong I don't like to confront them, because I don't want them getting angry at me. Stupid, I know. But her and I were friends, and I am a huge animal lover, and doing something like that to an animal does not sit okay with me. It just shows me how she is morally messed up. I could have gotten over if it she had regret for it now, and would have understood that even though she made a horrible mistake, she grew up and learned that it was actually a horrible thing to do. But that wasn't the case.
I mean, how stupid do you have to be to think that a domesticated animal would be okay in the wild? I mean, she literally murdered it by what she did.. not directly, but you know what I mean. How can you say you love animals, but do something like this to your baby? I don't care what the animal is doing, it is NOT their fault. They do NOT understand that what they are doing is wrong. They are innocent.
It's frustrating because anyone I talk to doesn't seem to realize how bad something like this is. Anyone I speak to ever or become friends with never have any of the same beliefs as me. Honestly, it's very frustrating to me, as I find it very hard to be friends with people who aren't at least vegetarian and/or don't see animals the same way I do.
Also, I remember too that the first time we ever spoke about her rat that she dumped... that she was talking about how her rat was a bi*ch and she hated her. HOW terrible is that. I was actually really upset when she was saying this, because of how she was saying it. it made me really sad and uncomfortable. Later though she had said she did love her, but... i don't know, it still bothered me that she talked about the rattie that way. Her attitude towards the rat and anger was just very upsetting to me.
It has even bugged me how she has talked about her dog sometimes. She said that her dog once stole or went to steal her mom's dog's treat, and because of that she said she 'beat her a**.' COME ON, you don't do that! Dogs don't understand. You should never beat a dog's butt anyway. She has major angry issues.....
She would talk about how she loves animals and stuff, and how she loves her dog, but then she would do stuff like this......
Would you still be able to be friends with a person like this? Well one that had it in them to dump their pet? I wanted to stop being her friend, I really did, but I worked with her so it was really hard.
Sorry for the complaining. I know I might be overreacting a bit, but it's probably just because how much of a horrible person she is, lol. It just feels nice to be able to get this out, especially to be able to share my frustrations with other people who are compassionate towards animals.