Let me tell you all a little story. A story about a friend of mine who will remain unnamed, no you don't know her, she's not on the site or friends with me on socials. Our story begins. (scan down for TL:DR)
I get out of work, it's my third late night out in a row (12hr day today). My friend has recently been venting about her depression and how she feels alone and isolated. She also recently mentioned she got Pokemon because she was hoping to meet people at the park but it was not working.
Tonight I get out of work, she asks if on my way home I will walk this loop of stops around the park with her. It is on my way home, not out of the way, but damn I am tired. I'd already walked 6 miles at work. I could vibe out she wasn't going to go if I didn't when I tried to politely decline. Her bf was working late tonight so I figured fine, I will go be nice, keep her company until he gets out of work in an hour and catch some pokemon. As I am constantly accused of being a social butterfly, maybe I can help her make some poke-pals.
We're at our first stop, 2 people come over and ask what teams we are. She refuses to even look up from the phone. I declare my colors they talk for a hot min, and then get put off by her stone cold vibes. She complains that they did not say hi in the way she prefers, then yells at me for telling them she was a blue when she wouldn't talk to them. We then hit up a lured stop, a bunch of ppl are there talking and thanking the guy who popped the lure. I said a general hello to all and thanked him as well, She stood at the edge of the lure and wouldn't come closer. Then complained that no one came over and said hi. Let me clarify that she doesn't have social anxiety, she is just offended by everyone and everything. (think tumblr IRL) Now I'm home, I'm sore, tired, hungry (worked through lunch& dinner) and I don't know what to do or think about this situation. (suggestions?) keep in mind I haven't slept or ate, so if I'm somehow an asshat, it's ok to tell me.
Listen, I will help any of you with whatever problems you want. But I can only help you if you are willing to help yourself. I can't wave my magic wand and make the universe conform to your whims. If you are willing to make an effort, I will stand by you and share the burden. I will walk with you when sore, stay up late on the phone when tired, and hug you as if you were a baby penguin - whenever you need it. Just say the word <3 Waffleo <3
But in the meantime I am going to play some Borderlands with my friends...*cough*