So how about we stop treating them like they were? Recently, a friend and I were at lunch, and she received an upsetting phone call. Her contractor, a man, had decided not to finish work at one property because he wanted to get started on her other property. This decision came conveniently after he deposited a five figure check from her.
Sitting across from her at the table, I could sense her frustration. I observed her hand to her forehead, her wrinkled brow and noted her sighs. She ended the conversation with, “OK” and looked at me. I sat silent but gave her my best, “Now what” look. This is when she said it..
“I KNOW he could tell that I was upset with him.”