Phone conversation between me and my BFF 15 years ago on a typical Friday night.
Me: “What’re you up to?”
BFF: “Sneaking out of the house and going to a party. Want to come?”
Me: “Um . . . no. Drugs and alcohol scare me.”
BBF: [Laughing] no one is going to bother you about that.”
Me: “I’m still going to say no.”
BFF: “Cool. What’re you doing tonight?”
Me: “Homework, and I might go see a movie.”
Conversation last night:
BFF: “What’re you doing?”
Me: “I’m on my way to a bar. Meeting up with some people I met earlier.”
BFF: Laughing, “Our lives are so different.”
Me: “Why, what’re you doing tonight?”
BFF: “I’m at the convention center waiting to listen to a preacher.”
Our friendship amazes me.