So I've been trying to make it up to Toronto, for a visit with my best friends of 17 years, but it's a 2 1/2-3 hour drive. I just don't feel up to driving for that long, knowing that every "injury" I have (neck, back, hip, leg and knees) would be screaming by the time I get there. I'm also trying to get up to visit LisaRachel too
So the other day, my mom suggested taking the train, so I checked, and the cost would be about the same (a little bit more) as it would be for the gas to drive. So I called my friend, and said that I could take the train, and would arrive around 1 pm. The train station is right downtown. She calls me back and said that her hubby said it would be faster if I took the subway up and they could pick me up at the subway station. I could not believe that! They expect me to go down 2 flights of stairs and walk all the way to get to the subway, and then endure sitting on the hard benches on the subway for 1/2 hour and then go back up 2 flights of stairs and stand there and wait for them for probably about 20 minutes for them to get there? All because neither of them feels like driving downtown. I didn't go. It really hurts me that they wouldn't drive to the train station to pick me up. it would only be about 1/2 hr drive. The last thing he said was that I could take a cab. That would cost me another $40 at least. These are my best friends in the world, like I mentioned earlier, for 17 years. I actually knew, and was friends with him first. This morning, after both my left leg, and my right knee gave out, I knew I shouldn't drive. And they've seen how I am after driving there in the past.
I think I just feel betrayed or something. She's always been the one who tries to understand, always asking questions, being supportive. I would never expect anyone to find their way uptown, even now, I would drive downtown to pick them up. It just hurts. Sorry for babbling...
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