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Story Found on the Internet

 

A Larry King interview with Bette Midler. She was talking about a falling out she’d had with Barry Manilow. Apparently, Barry had tricked her into singing on a talk show even though it is “well known” that she doesn’t like surprises. Her reaction to the surprise was so bitchy that it ruined the bit and Barry stopped talking to her. When she asked him why, he said something like this: “There are many times in our lives when we have to deal with bad news. You have a choice when that happens. You can kvetch about it and make yourself and everyone else miserable. Or you can summon up some courage and smile. You made the wrong choice. I don’t want to be friends with a person who makes such choices.”

“But he knew you didn’t like surprises,” Larry King said. “Yes,” Bette replied. “Yet he was right. I could have had a good time with it, but I didn’t. And that cost me a friendship — at least until I repaired it. Nowadays, when I find myself in a difficult situation, I realize I have a choice.”

THE ONE THAT COST THE FRIENDSHIP WAS BARRY MANILOW.  HE KNEW BETTE MIDLER DID NOT LIKE SURPRISES, BUT HE SURPRISED HER ANYWAY.  HE IS A COMPLETE JERK.  THE CHOICE IS NOT TO LET OTHERS FORCE YOU INTO DOING SOMETHING YOU DO NOT WANT TO DO.  IF JERK MANILOW WAS HER FRIEND, HE WOULD NOT HAVE TRIED TO TRICK HER INTO DOING SOMETHING SHE DID NOT WANT OR LIKE.

MIDLER WOULD HAVE BEEN WELL RID OF HIM; SHE SHOULD NEVER HAVE REPAIRED IT.  IT WAS A ONE WAY FRIENDSHIP.  MANILOW WANTS FRIENDS HE CAN MANIPULATE, WHICH IS EXACTLY WHAT HE DID TO MIDLER.

BOTH ARE LOSERS, NO MATTER HOW MUCH MONEY THEY MAKE.

 

The facts no one wants to read.

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Written by solutions777

September 3, 2012 at 12:53 am

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