I fully understand that my friends had every right to do what they did; but it hurt me deeply. It just seems that eventually everything gets taken away from me. Is it wrong to want one thing to myself?
I'll be absent for a while longer; aside from licking my (imaginary?) wounds, I feel like I'm coming down with something again. And there's the pickup rehearsal and three performances of the show this weekend. Plus work. And the usual weekend crap.
In the meantime, be good to one another.