It might be funny but I categorize my friends. You know... best friend, close friends, just friends, acquaintance friends... How about you?
What We Think:
I have interesting psychological test subjects, less interesting psychological test subjects, uninteresting people who I just know it's socially polite to say "hi" to, and a few close friends to help me analyze the data...
What We Say:
Yeah... I have something like that...
*Me at 15 talking to my friend about that guy who was bullying me*
Me: “He’s weird, you know. His eyes are so blank and dead. Like, there is nothing there. I think he’s dangerous. And angry.”
Her: “Has he done *anything* to you, like physically?”
Me: “Well, no...”
Her: “So calm down then.”
*eight years later I meet an old Art teacher on the train and we talk a bit*
*Teacher* “I look up my students on FB sometimes.”
*Me* “To see which ones ended up in jail?”
*Teacher* “Funny you mentioned that. Gary’s in jail. He stabbed someone repeatedly in a pub brawl.”
*older sister* “Our dad...he had a heart of gold, didn’t he?”
*Me inwardly thinking* “Honey, there’s being respectful of the dead...and then there’s living in so much of a fantasy world you’ll probably bump into fucking Frodo.”