I was recently hanging out with a friend of mine and asked how long she and I have been friends. She looked at her phone and said, “…since 1999.” I was speechless. Did that just happen?
It makes me laugh and also brings to light 2 points I’d like to share:
- Did her phone somehow know when we first met? Did she scroll back to our first picture together, or our first email?
- Because I moved around a lot (10 times including 3 high schools), I have a fascination now with how long I’ve known people. Facebook has been fantastic for reconnecting with people I knew before the internet even existed, so yeah, it’s fascinating to me.
I know we call our devices “smart phones” but wow. Is there an app for something like that? Like ancestry.com but for friendships? Anyway, I thought that experience was odd, and awesome, and hilarious.
-Out of the Wilderness