As I was driving down the highway not too long ago, I heard an interesting statistic on the radio. Of course, coming from a pop news show on the radio, who knows if this little bit of trivia is even true. But, while I was at first skeptical, I’ve thought this through and decided that whoever researched or dreamed up this fact is definitely onto something.
It turns out, according to the radio guru and my own experience, that we all have at least one in six of our friends with whom we don’t really like to spend much time.
Okay. Have you read that over and over and let it sink in sufficiently? Yes, you read correctly. We all have at least one but maybe even a dozen or so friends with whom we don’t especially care to hang out for very long.
I call these, in fitting with my Harvest of Friendship theme, our Green Delicious Apple friends. You may know these tart and slightly sour apples as Granny Smith Apples, but it so happens that there is a region in Canada where the folks do indeed call them Green Delicious Apples. We’ll go with my Canadian neighbors on this one.
- too much.
- over you.
- a lot about her wonderful husband..
- too much about her perfect, brilliant, athletic, obedient, and charming son.
- too critically.
- with self-pity.
- too loudly.
- too much about herself.
- or even too little.