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OT - Close Encounter of the Ugly Kind (it's loooooong)

I don't know if anyone remembers the icky situation I was stuck in the middle of almost 2 years ago.

To refresh...

My exBFF (a man) and I had been friends for 45 years - since kindergarten.
6 years ago, he cheated on his wife with a former high school alumnus, KK (I knew her; he hooked up with her on Fakebook).
FF (exBFF) was going to leave his wife, but changed his mind at the last minute.
FF has to block KK from Fakebook and his phone because she's stalking him and sending him love letters.
6 months after they broke up, KK hooked up with ANOTHER alumnus and my friend, DD (Dumb Dude) - whom FF and I have known since grade school.
Within a few months, DD moved in with KK.

Fast forward 4 years....

FF's wife divorces him. She'd been cheating on him and wanted out. FF blamed her for the end of the marriage (pot, meet kettle).
Within a month, FF reconnects with KK who is STILL LIVING WITH DD.
KK and FF are IN LOVE!!! Barf!
KK cheats on DD with FF. They do everything except have intercourse. KK is still doing the nasty with DD.
DD finds out KK is a cheater, but KK insists she loves DD and had a "slip".
KK finally tells DD he needs to move out and gives him an *end date* of July 31. They are still doing the nasty.
FF finds out KK is still humping DD, is enraged, and breaks it off. KK wheedles her way back in.
DD moves out. KK and FF wait a respectable 2 WEEKS before announcing they are a couple. Barf! Barf!
Aaaaaand.... KK is still doing the nasty with DD!! (For almost 2 months before DD couldn't live with himself and told her No More.)

Halfway into Fall....

KK and FF take a vacation out east and post multiple photos of the Love Lock they put on a bridge. Barf!
Meanwhile, KK is still stringing along DD, telling him she'll leave FF if DD gets a full-time job because.....
FF is the biggest mistake she's ever made in her life!!!

(Did I mention that FF is an alcoholic?)

KK is one of those people who MUST have a significant other. So she will find another man (cheat) before she breaks up with the current victim.
DD blocked KK because... He met the girl of his dreams and got married!!
KK lost a lot of friends because people found out what a lying, cheating C-word she is and they dislike FF because he's an arsehole.
KK feeds FF a line of bull that I'm telling EVERYONE and that's the reason she lost mucho friends and people don't want to associate with them.
FF and I meet for drinks, and he accuses ME of telling folks all kinds of BS and that's why people shun him and KK. It was UGLY.
Suffice to say, IMHO, our friendship ended that night. FF tried calling and texting me for a several months, but I never replied.

Fast forward to YESTERDAY....

A mutual (of FF and me) friend's father passed away and the funeral was yesterday. I pulled into the parking lot and there was FF's car. Crap.
As I'm signing the registry, I see that FF and KK are flanking Mutual Friend. Double crap. Thankfully, 2 other grade school pals are there, too.
I walk into the chapel, stop to view the multiple picture boards, stop to view the deceased, bow my head, take a breath and...
Walk straight up to Mutual as if I'm wearing blinders and tell him how sorry I am for his loss. We hug for a long moment, and he takes both my hands and says, "You have no idea how much I appreciate you coming. It's such a long drive and it means a LOT."
I squeezed his hands and said, "How could I NOT come?? Besides, it's only 30 minutes from Aniki-town." (Which is a shocker to FF who had no idea I'd moved.)
Then I did a 180 and greeted Friend 1 and Friend 2. Friend 2's mouth was hanging open and he stammered out, "Aniki you look SENSATIONAL!!" To which Friend 1 replied, "You do, Aniki. Just beautiful."

F1, F2, and I continued to converse (FF and KK had a nice view of my back). Mutual Friend, FF, and KK moved over to the picture boards. About 15 minutes later, FF came over to shake hands with and say goodbye to F1 and F2. I acted as if FF was invisible. F1 and F2 noticed, we had a very short conversation about it. I simply said that KK seemed to view me as a rival and didn't want FF and me to be friends. FF wanted her and I'm out but I wish them well.

I don't think I'm gloating, but I'm pleased that I was so calm and with the way I handled this. I was absolutely terrified that I'd break out in a nervous sweat, that I'd trip on my 4" stiletto boots, or that I'd have a panic attack. I couldn't believe how CALM I was!! Although I'm gonna be a total beeyotch and say that, even though I was having a shite hair day (IMO), I knew that I looked good in my dress and heels and that KK looked like a frowsy frump in baggy slacks, flats, and a shapeless sweater. Meow...


Clevergirlfriend99's picture

It's days like that you'll

It's days like that you'll keep reliving and enjoying for many many years to come. I'm glad you were able to master your emotions and conduct yourself with confidence and grace. It speaks volumes and I hope reliving it in your mind brings you a lot of joy.

Aniki's picture

Clever, I had panic attack

Clever, I had panic attack pills in my purse - I was that certain I'd lose it. That calm was almost like being taken over by some other-worldly force. Phew!

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"When Echo met her hot hunky husband, shce was immdiately dickmatized." ~WOB

HeavenLike's picture

Awesome job remaining calm,

Awesome job remaining calm, cool, collected. Also awesome job being there for your friend.

Aniki's picture

Thank you, HeavenLike. I've

Thank you, HeavenLike. I've known him since 1st grade and he's a very sweet man. His father was his best friend and they shared a house, so it was doubly devastating. How could I NOT be there for him? Sad

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"I feel like I'm reading food erotica. Fifty Shades of Aniki's Wine and Dinner." ~Gimlet

"When Echo met her hot hunky husband, shce was immdiately dickmatized." ~WOB

classyNJ's picture

Your awesome!!

Your awesome!!

Aniki's picture

Aw, jeez, classyNJ... Back at

Aw, jeez, classyNJ... Back at you!

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"I feel like I'm reading food erotica. Fifty Shades of Aniki's Wine and Dinner." ~Gimlet

"When Echo met her hot hunky husband, shce was immdiately dickmatized." ~WOB

MorriMom's picture

LOL congrats on looking fly

LOL congrats on looking fly at a funeral

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Aniki's picture

Looking Fly... LOL!! I merely

Looking Fly... LOL!! I merely wanted to look appropriate and was flabbergasted by their reactions!

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"I feel like I'm reading food erotica. Fifty Shades of Aniki's Wine and Dinner." ~Gimlet

"When Echo met her hot hunky husband, shce was immdiately dickmatized." ~WOB

Cocktail..Hour..Please's picture

Sounds like you handled

Sounds like you handled yourself very well. Way to go girl.

With all your letters we were using for peoples names, I just kept picturing some KKK person with double D boobs. All the K's and D's floating around in my head. Sticking out tongue

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smash a pineapple, smash some mint, boil some sugar in water, find some really good vodka, add some club soda....and there ya go. How to get thru step life.

Aniki's picture

Cocktail, in my head I keep

Cocktail, in my head I keep calling FF 'F*ckFace'...

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"I feel like I'm reading food erotica. Fifty Shades of Aniki's Wine and Dinner." ~Gimlet

"When Echo met her hot hunky husband, shce was immdiately dickmatized." ~WOB

Cocktail..Hour..Please's picture

Yeah baby.

Yeah baby. Smiling

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smash a pineapple, smash some mint, boil some sugar in water, find some really good vodka, add some club soda....and there ya go. How to get thru step life.

Tuff Noogies's picture

you are a class act. glad

you are a class act. glad that miraculous calm washed over your nerves and anxiety. i bet Karma herself had a hand in that Eye-wink

i'm also glad you got complemented, i bet that felt great! my condolences to your school friend for such a deep loss.

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"I am the nicest person you will ever meet until you try to f*ck over somebody I love. Then? I'm your worst f'ing nightmare." - Former.

Famuky is looming at me ark.

"His eyes said different though...."

Aniki's picture

Thanks, Tuff. I must say that

Thanks, Tuff. I must say that I really WAS worried I'd need those panic attack pills. I think karma is spot on, in the case.

What really shocked me was afterwards when F1 said he can see why KK considers me competition because she "pales in comparison". Also, that he considers FF an OLD friend but has no desire to associate with him because F1 does not like what FF has become. Wow.

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"I feel like I'm reading food erotica. Fifty Shades of Aniki's Wine and Dinner." ~Gimlet

"When Echo met her hot hunky husband, shce was immdiately dickmatized." ~WOB

moeilijk's picture

I'm so pleased for you. This

I'm so pleased for you. This is one of those moment that you can really say to yourself, "I can handle anything."

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Aniki's picture

Moe, that's exactly how I

Moe, that's exactly how I felt!!

It feels wrong to say I'm proud of how I acted. Maybe I should have acknowledged FF and KK... But if you knew the absolutely horrible things he said to me, of which he accused me... it was shattering to think a friend of 45 years, my BEST friend, was so blinded by lies spewed by KK, that he would believe those things of me. 45 years of always being there, always having his back, always there for him (even when I didn't approve of his actions - not my place to judge!). It cut me to the bone.

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"I feel like I'm reading food erotica. Fifty Shades of Aniki's Wine and Dinner." ~Gimlet

"When Echo met her hot hunky husband, shce was immdiately dickmatized." ~WOB

lintini's picture

I had to read that about 4

I had to read that about 4 times to get my people straight lol.

Great job remaining cool and collected!

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notsobad's picture

When you are in the right,

When you are in the right, things go right. So happy you experienced that.

The story is better that the young and restless! Good lord, I was waiting to read that FFs wife was the one DD met and married, LOL.