My “friend” sent a donation request at Christmastime to a charity of which she is the president.
I get a lot of requests for donations this time of year, and I tend to support organizations that provide service in my community or that I get direct benefit from, so I ignored the request.
Yesterday, I received an email saying she was going to call and wish me a Happy New Year, but decided not to since I did not respond to her donation email.
She’s always been a close friend, and extended family member. We’ve never had the slightest discourse in the past. Should I bite my lip and send a token donation, or tell her how I really feel, and risk losing a good friend?
John in Palm Springs
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