As they say, food brings people together and while you’re at it, what better time than meeting up and catching up with friend(s), colleagues or acquaintances. – it could be after work hours waiting for the same bus to go home or simply idling away your time at the beach side.
Eating alone is never a good idea.. so we involve another person to eat with us from a packet of chips to quenching our thirsts with nimbu-paani or better still indulge ourselves in a plate of double samosa’s
And while I think, this practice is more gender based (more common with women than men) but of late men too.. have been seen together together enjoying conversation over snacks.
- Is Friendship synonymous with Food?
- Is it a given that 2 friends have to eat something when they meet?
- Is there not much to talk about that ‘the eating part’ fills up the gaps in communication? OR
- Is it just all about ‘the food’ – more like the conversation is formed around the food. Food being the main reason to meet up?
I remember this one guy I met on my birthday, he was like “treat” after the customary Happy Birthday and handshake (I was in the middle of doing other work in town)
How is a birthday equivalent to a treat? I guess at some level it is ..but its not like you go fetching for a free treat!
I agree, I am not very available to meet up and the likes (never been a fan of forced meets-re-unions etc!) and very rarely I meet up with my own friends, let alone acquaintances (is what I saw him as – at best) but asking for a treat is beyond my understanding. Those 30 odd minutes were the most painful to say the least! I was more there to pay the bill than to participate in any worthy conversation. (btw is is called a conversation when just one person speaks and the other listens?) Yes. People like that exist.
While friendships and everyday acquaintances happen to me on a daily basis, it isn’t about the money or the food… but precious time wasted with people who don’t really matter and force themselves on you-in the guise of being friends
..and that’s what I refer to as the ‘2 samosa’ friendship’, simply because… it is apparently rude to call someone an acquaintance.
My friends are special and they know it and more so, I can act myself around them.
Just a random question:
What do you call the different people’s numbers saved on your cell phone? Friends or Contacts?