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I have a little list
None of them will be missed..
Actually, we all probably have little lists, of people we like, of people we love, of people we're wary about, of people we avoid assiduously.
My lists are rather lopsided. I have this impossibly long list of people like, and of people I love. Once you make it onto one of those lists, you're there for life.
I have an even longer list of people I'm wary about - quite the longest list by far as it contains a lot of people whose names I don't know and may never know. Some are people I've glimpsed, and many are people I will probably never meet. Wary can change. I've had a few people move from "wary" to "like" and even to "love".
And then, I have this troubling little list over here of people I do not like at all. It really is a little list, especially in comparison to the other lists. Some of the people are undeservedly on this list, which is what makes it troubling. They're on it because I don't like some one thing about them so much I can't stand to be around them. At all. They aren't bad people. They just grate on me in all the wrong, hair-raising, off-putting ways.
And a few people, very few, are deservedly on this list.
I truly wouldn't miss them.
I don't write my lists down and I try hard not to keep track of who is on what list. But I still have them.
Do you keep mental lists of people you care for and people you don't care for?