Lots of unwanted and unnecessary drama.
See, A, who’s a Christian, is somewhat… bothered by B’s attitude in class, who is also a Christian. The difference between A and B is that A has a more traditional approach and outlook of her religion, whereas B is more liberal about her faith and believes that what she does is between herself and God.
A, who has recently found herself again through the renewal of her faith, e-mailed selected people in the class (read: people who are not close friends with B & B herself) speaking up about B’s attitude in class. She believes that as a daughter of Christ, she must uphold the Christian image which might otherwise be misconstrued by B’s attitude. She also apologised on behalf of B for her attitude that may have offended some others in class.
Surely you’re relishing what’s coming up next.
C, a fellow Christian, rang A up immediately after reading the e-mail to counsel her.
This girl storytelling here, also responded to A by replying her e-mail.
D, another Christian, however, chose to hit the ‘reply all’ button instead of the ‘reply’ button in her e-mail, telling everybody who received the e-mail that she wished not to be included in this mailing list in future of similar e-mails as she felt she is not in the position to judge other people and that if she feels someone is doing wrong, she should speak to the person involved.
D, technically you’re judging A by doing that too, aren’t you? By hitting that ‘reply all’ button.
The rest of the selected e-mail recipients obviously adopted the typical Malaysian “see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil” sort of ignoramus approach. The “char sor” (Cantonese for act/pretend to be stupid) mentality, if you will.
A, in self and C’s advice, sent another e-mail, this time apologising for involving everybody in a situation between herself and B, though reiterating that her opinion still stands. She has since written an e-mail to B as well.
Ms E, your heart work is unravelling one strand at a time now. At an alarming rate, it seems.
Don’t you just love colourful characters in self’s class who would probably not feel out of place as guest stars in an episode of The O. C. or One Tree Hill? 😉
Watch this space. Have a feeling College Soap 101 is not over.