I am alright. I am. Honestly. I know I have a whinge sometimes, but I am alright. I think being busy with work helps. I don’t want to sound like one of those “why does it always rain on me?” people.
Some of my mates have come back to London after visiting family at Christmas (yeah – I know flippin’ selfish rule-breakers is what they are!) and they don’t seem as alright as I am. Maybe we moan too much amongst us. I am wondering if we have got ourselves into a negative rut somewhere
We gripe about the things people normally get negative about – money, bosses, girlfriends, Boris, football, pubs being closed. I worry we end up being so miserable we aren’t doing each other any favours at all. But we are mates because we are the same age with similar circumstances and interests. Now, we are all facing the same challenges at the same time.
I have lent one of my mates money to be able to pay his rent twice already in 2020. No biggie – little in the course of our friendship. The only thing that winds me up is that some of my mates still want to meet up for a drink. Pubs are closed of course, they want to meet up in one of our home’s. I keep telling them no way.
I think it twigged a while ago – we have to tell our mates, our friends, our families “NO WAY!” when they want to ignore the rules. My mates matter – we go back a long way. But you can’t put your mates before your parents or grandparents. Just flippin’ tell them “NO WAY! STAY AT HOME YOU KNOBHEAD” or words to that effect.