Oh, the shame!
I am rather disappointed with Friday's knee-jerk reaction. What was I thinking?? Obviously not about the right people, or what my real priorities in life are. Yes to being polite - I believe good manners, like cleanliness, is next to godliness (so to speak) - but worrying about his feelings should I ever bump in to him again? No, no, no, no, no. Mon Got!
I should have been thinking of my current squeeze, and how he might feel if I told him I was catching up with my ex. Silly, silly girl. Not only that, I have solemnly vowed to certain friends that I would have nothing to do with this ex I speak of now. And honestly - our friends know best. And after a brief survey of most of my friends on this topic, I was greeted with a resounding - and LOUD! - "Don't even THINK ABOUT IT!". And they're quite right.
So the decision is now firmly made. There will be no catch ups, and no more time spent worrying about the feelings of someone who is, after all, not very nice nor worthy of my time.
In matters of the heart, I believe it best to simply say au revoir to past lovers. Full stop.
Update: Not surprisingly, nasty retort to my polite but firm "no". Some things never change.