- "You gave that to me"
- "You didn't want to win"
- "You had me"
- blah blah blah
Just walk away people! Shake their hand and walk away!
A friend reminded me the other day how I told a league-mate years ago not to tell me after I missed the 8 ball three times, "you gave that to me."
Why do people even talk? lol
And then my friend said something refreshing that I had never really realized before:
"Do you remember that time during State we had to play each other and I was up 3-1 over you? I missed the 8 ball, and then I couldn't recover. Then you beat me. And, you never told me, "you had me" or "you should have won." Instead, you simply shook my hand after wards. I didn't understand that day at league why you got upset at that girl, but now I do. And now I appreciate so much that you DON'T say those things to anyone (or me) because it would have stung SO much more had you have said something."
Funny how I have written before about how I feel when people say things that sting right after a loss. When instead I should have also written about the other side of that: how appreciative people are when we are cordial and understanding and that a simple handshake with no words is sometimes the best course of action after a tough loss.