Recently a friend approached me about doing a project for him. I was honored that he thought enough of me to ask. Shortly after we sat down together, outlined the work that needed to be done, and kicked off the project. A few days later I got an email saying that he wanted to pull out and cancel.
I was perplexed, stunned, shocked – it was the last thing I thougth would happen. I asked him about it and he said that I offended him. I feel very badly about this, but don’t know how else I could have handled the situation.
Losing the project was a bummer, because I was really looking forward to it for the fun factor more than anything. But more importantly, I feel like the friendship has suffered.
I guess it’s sort of like living with someone. You may be the best of friends, but after moving in together you find that you really aren’t a good match.
Or when you’re friends with somebody and one night you have sex. The entire dynamic around your relationship with that friend and mutual friends changes.
Well, shit happens. I guess all I can do at this point is know that I apologized and continue to try to be a good friend.