Wow, I just did something that I was dreading and yet wanted to get out of the way. So now it is done and I feel so much better, cuz I did it. Let me explain.
I just spoke with Shitt on the phone and let him know that all worked out just fine since he had called to check about the key situation, and I felt that I owed him a courtesy call, cuz dude, it's not nice to leave someone hanging when they think you are in trouble like that. I'm like that, tie up loose ends.
I told him not to bother sending me the keys cuz he's leaving the state next week and I doubt he will make it a point to drive my car off somewhere and abandon it. I also told him that I've something to say that is not coming from a place of anger, that it is rational, and that even if he doesn't agree with me, I just want him to understand my wishes. I told him that I don't want his guilt money and that it'd probably make him feel better but I am not his charity case. I said that as far as I was concerned this call was goodbye. He said that he wanted to call me again and I asked why. He said that I (Debra) am still his friend. I told him that friends don't do like he did. I told him that I wouldn't be friends with someone who lied to me for over a year (that I know about) and was that disrespectful to me. I told him that I may be a friend to him, but he is no friend of mine. Then I told him that I wish him no harm and that with his mind on so many things, he needs to be extra careful driving right now, cuz folks who are preoccupied are more accident prone. Then very cordially, we ended the call.
Guys, I am very proud of myself. I stayed very calm and rational. I did not lose control at any time. So yep, I'm alright.
And well on my way to being better and finer all the time.