Someone does this to you:
He apologizes, and asks you to understand where he is coming from, having been a victim of identity theft. He says he would forgive you if it happened the other way around.
WAIT, don't answer yet. He comes from a country that is famous for corruption (no, not the US) Almost every person I have met from this country has warned me not to trust people from this country.
Assuming that what is said about this country is true, that there is a large handful of corrupt people (no judgement implied-I assume if it is not just a stereotype it is likely rooted in colonialism & poverty) if you were raised in a culture where people try to scam you alot, you might approach this situation like he did. It might seem less extreme to accuse your own friend of identity theft if you have had friends scam you before.
WOULD YOU FORGIVE HIM?
I am not saying I can necessarily forgive him. I can forgive him but I don't know if I will ever care about him or trust him again. But I still want people's opinions, to help validate or challenge my feelings.
BTW Thanks Spider and
Jay for validating what bullshit this was- I felt like I was in the twilight zone, thanks for bringing me back.
Thanks Satan for being sensitive and not picking on me yet. Maybe you feel guilty for putting the dishonesty into the identity thief, and mistrust into the accuser, or maybe you are being careful in order to avoid another one of OG's stilettos ;)