Bad timing and Bad Words
Without going into any gory details, I believe that I managed to make it appear that I was trying (far too hard ) to get this friend to do something they did not want to do. That was never the case, and if that impression was given then I apologize. I have to assume that I have royally pissed this person off, which was also not intended. I feel about 2 inches tall about this.
I do not expect the reply (if any) to be public, but I do hope I can mend things. Please understand that I was not attempting to force you to do anything that you do not wish to do, such as joining other groups. I obviously did not make that plain enough in my messages. I'm not in the habit of going around pissing off my friends, and I am truly, deeply sorry that I have done so in this instance.
I hope that I will be forgiven, but I know that is up to you. I'll be patient.