a goat wearing a hat

So my friend’s favorite thing is goats wearing hats

Anytime he’s upset or anyone around him is upset he’ll suddenly say “GOATS WEARING HATS” to cheer them up

A while back I explained to him how I have trypophobia and he started noticing when I was squicked out even if I didn’t say anything and going “GOATS WEARING HATS” or just making a goat noise

And there’s something about that I just really like?? It’s hard to pinpoint exactly what to do or say when someone’s uncomfortable for a mostly irrational reason especially when you don’t really wanna call attention to it

But somehow Goats Wearing Hats is perfect, it’s just “hey friend i register that this is a thing you don’t like, here’s a thing that always cheers me up, i hope the bad thoughts go away quickly” in a silly distracting way

The other day someone mentioned sinkholes and my friend passed me his business card which is just a picture of a goat wearing a top hat and I had to laugh because i don’t even have a problem with sinkholes but goddamn he has this down to a science. I’m glad to have a friend like this