Wednesday, April 8, 2009
The going with it clause
My roommate and I have very strict criteria by which we judge the potential of others to join our inner circle. Whether it be eligible suitors or just friends, it is always the same. Some cliques are based on money,status, looks, or perhaps even common interests. This is not true for us, our criteria are far simpler, it applies to anyone who has the misfortune of crossing our path.
When we meet you, we need to know only one thing. Are you going to play along?
You don't have to understand what we are doing, or why we are doing it. Usually there is no reason. If we break out in dance. I want to see you back it up. If we create a nonsensical song about a passing stranger. Add a finely tuned lyric. If we are telling you a story about our drug years in Tijuana, tell us how you had to smuggle cocaine up your butt. We love that stuff. In fact, we live for that stuff.
Be loud. Be ridiculous. Don't make any sense. Laugh till you need to pee. Make shit up, just go with it. If I can't act a fool around you, I just may not want to be around you. The best relationships, both friendships and romances, come from the meetings of two inner children. As I like to think of it, "those who play together. stay together."