Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Coffee Friends

We were talking the other day about the types of friends we have. Some are coffee friends, others are dinner friends, and still others are day friends. Now you may be wondering: What kind of people are these? Believe me when I tell you, you have them too.

A Coffee friend is a friend that is good to visit with over a cup - but no longer. For whatever reason, you can't take much more than about 15 minutes with them.

A Dinner friend is different. Being with them is a little less stressful so you can last through a meal and it's no big deal. After that though, the ear membrane grows thin.

Now a Day friend is someone you can spend an entire 12 hours with. There is no problem being with them. Their laugh, their smile, their honest appraisal of themselves and of you, all make them appealing, even soothing, to be with.

Of course, Day friends rarely, if ever, get to spend an entire day with you. Why? Because they are in high demand. Everyone wants to be with them (whether they know about the coffee, dinner or day friends we speak of here).

So the key here is, be a Day friend. Oh, and please give me a call if you are. I'm always looking for more Day friends.

A friend is one who knows us, but loves us anyway. -- Fr. Jerome Cummings