Monday, April 4, 2011
A post that most assuredly comes with a disclaimer...
I truly value friendship...
What I don't understand is the vast difference in which men and women approach the relationship dynamic called friendship.
Don't give me that! You know EXACTLY what I mean by that statement.
Now I'm by no means saying one is right and one is wrong...just different. Take for example, say, Mrs. Tony C and myself (gulp). I have true friends that go back years...even before the Reagan Administration (yes, I'm that old). I may not talk to some of them once a year or even every other, but they are still what I consider true friends. How do I define friendship you ask? I define a true friend as someone who, if I'm in need, will answer the call and rally support at a moment's notice. They would also know the reverse would apply should they find a need. No questions, no hesitation. Flare goes up...calvary's on the way. I don't even have to think twice about it.
In this category, I could easily put 20 people, all of whom coicidentally would be male (minus Mrs. Tony C. of course). Some I'm close with today, and some I've not spoken with directly in over a year. There's no need for regular communications if the situation isn't condusive to such because...brother, I've still got your back! You got problems, then I've got them too...kinda of stuff.
Then there's the fairer sex. Honestly, I never know who's in and who's out at any given minute much less day with Mrs. Tony C. But now she's not alone in this club. She just happens to be my point of reference at the present. I've literally been talking to what I thought was one of her friends while we were out shopping when something along these 'hypothetical' lines accured:
Tony C: Hey honey, look who I found.
Mrs. Tony C*: Oh hey! How are you? Have have you been? You look great. How's the little one? I know, they grow so fast don't they! So good to see you! We need to get together soon. Bye-bye. (hug)
Tony C: It was great seeing her. She looks good to have just had a baby...doesn't she?
Mrs. Tony C: So what are you saying? I'm fat! That what you're saying? For the record, I was back in my pre-pregnancy jeans a week after giving birth!!
Tony C: (totally confused) I...I ...
Mrs. Tony C: I nothing! I see how it is...can't leave you alone in the grocery store for a minute.
Tony C: I thought you two were good friends?!
Mrs. Tony C.: Do what?! I haven't talk to her in a month! She's too busy for me...
Tony C: She just had a baby!
Mrs. Tony C: You taking up for her now? Is that what's you're doing? You don't know her type! I know her type. I've seen her type. Only my friend when she needs or wants something. Telling me... made me go and have to talk to her. Did you see how she was checking out our buggy. She's just nosey. Plain nosey.
Tony C: I'm really sorry. I just thought you two had been close friends for years.
Mrs. Tony C: You're just dumb sometimes. You know that? Dumb.
Tony C: (mumbling under breath) I tell you dumb, telling me, ain't never gonna figure out...
Mrs. Tony C: Did you say something? Speak up!
Tony C: I said I want some Cap'n Crunch!
Mrs. Tony C: What are you? Five? Guess you think I need some Special K?
Tony C: Hey look! It's...(pausing)...are we talking to her?
Mrs. Tony C: (shoving me out of the way) Oh hey girl! How are you? You look good!