Did you ever hurt your best friend badly?
June 4, 2009 12:30pm CST
Y and I have been best friends for nearly fifteen years. We went to grade school together and we went to junior high together. We used to sit down and play Chinese chess all night long and talk with each other about everything. We had a lot in common and we were together all the time. I was young and naive and I even told Y my password to my bank card which had five hundred dollars in it. A few days before I joined the navy, I was arranging my desk draw, but I couldn't find the bank card anywhere. Bringing my ID, I rushed to the bank to check the balance. There was only one dollar left in there! I still don't know how to explain the kind of feeling I was experiencing at that moment, I ran to Y's. I got furious and started accusing him of this crime. Fighting back tears, he watched me storming out without giving him any chance to talk. Two weeks after I became a military man, I found the very card in one of my books I had packed in my luggage... Jesus Christ!! I remembered I had put one dollar in the bank to open another account. That explained why I found there was only one dollar in that account. I have TWO Cards, of the same pattern, same color and from the same bank. I began to write to Y and kept getting no reply for two years. I went to see him and he never was home. Three years after I was released from the navy, me and Y finally got to sit together at a table, along with some other friends from childhood. For the first time in front of him, I asked him to forgive me for what I'd done to him. We looked into each other's eyes and smiled. Raising our glasses, we put all our nighmares behind us. We are still best friends now. (Excuse me if I didn't express myself well. I'm still learning English. Thank you.)
5 Jun 09
Sometimes we think somethings are easier left unsaid. I guess different people in this same situation might just leave things the way they were, because it took courage to say you were wrong, or you were sorry. In fact, "I'm sorry" is one of the three most difficult sentences in life. (the other two are "i love you" and "I need help") Your story defined what true friends should be like. :))