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There's a lot of choices that are overwhelming majority or minority, and most of them I can understand... but this one the empathy and understanding goes right past me, and I'm trying to understand the overall logic beyond 'Gaming the system/game".
At most, likely less time, two hours pass before the event where you go in with a wound and are practically condemned to die. For the most part, this is actually understandable to me even though its rather Witch Trials since their suggestion of you risking infection and doing something that could kill you to prove you aren't infected isn't particularly a good idea. But sure. I can get that, especially with the story he tells as to why they're apprehensive in the first place. Its actually surprisingly forgivable!
But what I don't buy is this: He fires a shotgun at you. Literally. He misses by inches to gutshot you while you're down. Again, this happens two hours or less in time for his 'apology'. He's also practically a stranger. And they treated you like jerks besides. There are great friends who can't get over such severe accidents like that and are shaken for months, yet 90%+ are like "Oh yeah, you almost one shot KO'd me with a shotgun brutally? That's fine, you were emotionally distraught stranger!" That's the kind of event of callousness that would make you, even from a good friend, want to get the hell away from them and think or chill, not accept an apology. A stranger? I can't see it. Its a horrifying first impression.
So yeah, I don't understand it. I'd like to though. What reasons did you guys accept his apology, or was it simply a case of "I want him to like me later in case it saves me", which, while is kind of believable of an approach just doesn't feel like something most people would do with shaken nerves of almost being murdered.