I Didn’t Do Anything!

A while back, I had a conversation with a friend of mine. He seemed genuinely confused about the way his stepson was avoiding any direct contact. When I asked “what happened between the two of you?” my friend replied “nothing.”

My first impulse was to talk about how much I hate it when people get their panties in a twist, and act like jerks out of the blue. I stopped myself though. I didn’t want to say or do anything that was going to make an already bad situation worse.

While I was silently mulling over how to respond, my friend continued. “I’ve never done anything…