So Alexis asks me for advice about her Fox 5 segment and as she is loading the computer I thought this would be the perfect time to tell her. I obviously have to find a way to open the conversation about this and so I say, “I’m so glad you got to do this cause they asked me to do it; so I’m glad that out of anyone you are the one that got the gig!”
Now I ask you, how is that statement in any way me portraying I am not happy for her, or attempting to be mean or malicious in telling her that? And moreso, I would think she would rather know that from me than from someone down the grapevine and then question me why I never told her. As the saying goes damned if you do, damned if you don’t.
Unfortunately my demeanor does change when Alexis reacted so negatively and pompous back by saying, “Well they offered me my own segment” as if they would have never offered me that, which quite frankly pissed me off knowing what I knew at the time. I quickly realized she took what I said as competition. Then I had Peggy flashbacks! I thought, "Oh boy here we go again." I felt like maybe Peggy was right when she said it’s like she always wants to pick a fight, find fault with what you are saying or make it a competition. That is why I remarked back quickly with, “Yeah, they offered me the same segment and they keep calling me about it.” Now, that was not the way I was intending that information to be delivered and I’m sad it came out that way, but unfortunately it was a natural reaction to someone being snarky and pretentious back to what I knew was good intentions to begin with.
I have been forgiving of these types of responses from her in the past, but this time I just was like, "What the heck?" I knew I was trying to help her but her statement back to me just rubbed me the wrong way. Like I said, I am sorry if she took offense to what I said and maybe I could have found a better way to deliver the information looking back now, but bottom line she should know where my heart is. This is the second time she is questioning our friendship this season and blaming it on my newfound friendship with Tamra, which is bull honkey! To me, it’s her own insecurities coming out. We saw it with Peggy and now she is doing it with me.