September 27, 2001
5:07 AM   Subscribe

In the wake of the 11th, I've heard from people I haven't spoken to in months or even years. Are you reconnecting with old friends? It's easier than you think.
posted by tranquileye (6 comments total)
Nope, but maybe I have fewer calamity-based friendships than most.

[By the way, that's the second consecutive "in the wake of" on the front page. And in the wake of that comment, I think I'll have a cup of tea. Wake me up when it's over.]
posted by pracowity at 5:27 AM on September 27, 2001

Sorry, this kind of obvious writing brings on only one response, that of a cynical New Yorker: Oh, really? Friends? What a fucking surprise. I thought these people I talk to everyday were only using me for emotional support and beer, but thanks for the heads up on what I can expect on my deathbed. "Friends in Just 15 Minutes a Day." Thank you, Mr. Carnegie. I'm going to make collages for all of *my* friends today. Oh happy happy joy joy! I can't wait for the inevitable part two when we find out about the importance of family. And part three, pets.
posted by Mo Nickels at 6:06 AM on September 27, 2001

I always take time to call and email my pets, Mo.
posted by tj at 6:16 AM on September 27, 2001

I must be a real cynical New Yorker because I laughed out loud at the names of the couple in the opening--Gary and Coleman? Maybe irony is dead.
posted by cowboy_sally at 6:38 AM on September 27, 2001

I haven't heard from one single person about this.
posted by aaron at 10:53 AM on September 27, 2001

Flame me if you must, but the 5,300 or so missing and as yet unaccounted for people allows me a pleasant fantasy buffer zone for all sorts of people I'd like to never hear from again. My high school guidance councilor? She could be in there.
I mean, she probably wasn't, but...
posted by dong_resin at 1:46 AM on September 28, 2001

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