2007-08-06

(life) friendship day

Does this not remind you of the old joke about "women's day"? (The joke being that having a special day for women implies the other 364 days are "men's days").

The symbol seems more important than the reality to some people -- you can ignore your "friends" for much of the preceding year, and redeem yourself in one shot on friendship day. For added effect, take a bouquet or something along, and your "friend" is supposed to be suitably impressed and honored!

In reality he/she may be thinking: this is what my friendship has come to, like the joke about women's day.

I guess this is why real guy-guy friendships don't bother with friendship day. No woman involved, so no sentiment needed, whether real or pretended!

[to my 2 "girl/woman" readers: no offense intended; most women are very sentimental!]

5 comments:

Chaitanya said...

Grrrrrrrrr

Anonymous said...

Why Grrrrrrr? People who are sentimental are usually very nice and lovable :-) people who are not sentimental are practical and reliable.

It's the people who can switch on and off their sentimentality when needed that I don't trust!

sitaramc said...

The previous comment (starting "why grrrr?") was by me.

I enabled anon comments and wanted to test it out...

Anonymous said...

So did you send bouquets to your sentimental women friends on friendship day?

Anonymous said...

you didn't understand... someone (who has proven not to be as much of a friend as I thought) did that *to* me and I am angry about it :-(

sita

PS: I allowed anon comments, but it would be good to sign yourself as a courtesy...