This post is inpsired by my lifetime friend, who recently blogged a post “Friend for a day…a company service?”
In her post, she asks whether something similar to a dating service could be done for non-romantic relationships. Like matching ppl with similar interests to hang out for a day. My immediate reaction was, uh, twitter kinda does that, sort of, only online. Doesn’t it? Sometimes?
Meanwhile, I am reflecting on MY day with my friend (whom I have known since kindergarten btw but who does not live in Egypt) and how lovely it was. She visited me on campus, and some of my students from the twitter scavenger hunt were still hanging around so she met them (will blog about it after i read their reflections). What was so cool is she had read my blog beforehand so knew what we’d been doing today!
Later, she agreed to eat carbs & lemonade with me (Auntie Anne’s pretzels) even though her first response when i mentioned food was: no carbs! That’s friendship man
And then it occurred to me she might enjoy the gamification workshop my colleague was offering so we went together. We both had to leave partway but it was fun and even more fun to share it with her.
We were talking, she and I, about a couple we know who’ve known each other since high school and are still married years later. I was in awe of that.
Then suddenly, as i started writing THIS post, I realized that i had known this friend since we were FOUR YEARS OLD! Come on! We were not BFFs at that young age but got closer around age 9 maybe? It’s not been perfect, we’ve had one or two downs (one, i think?) but that only makes me appreciate having her in my life so much more. I’m so lucky to still know her, to still have so much in common, to be so compatible despite our v diff lives now.
And… I’d take her as my “friend for a day” any day, because she’s a friend for a “lifetime”