I have always been jealous of Brett and Cameron's ability to meet someone for the first time, and talk to them like they had been friends for years.
Those two boys make friends everywhere they go. I swear, Brett can walk into the gas station and simply pay for his gas and walk out with the cashier's life story. Brett has a way of making everyone feel special.
Cameron is the same way. Put Cam in any awkward social situation and he'll make everyone have a good time. He has a way of easing the tension in the room and make everyone feel comfortable. He also tends to crack people up.
I was always envious that I didn't have the same great people skills as my brothers who seemed to have friends flocking to them. I never saw myself as having anything like that.
The other day I was talking to an OLD friend who I haven't seen in YEARS. Literally. We sat and talked for what seemed like hours and at the end of the conversation she told me that I was a good Pickup friend. Uhhh what?? I was almost offended before she explained herself. She told me that it doesn't matter how long its been since we've last talked or seen each other, as soon as we bump into one another again we can sit and talk like we have seen each other everyday of our entire lives. There is never awkward moments.
Oh yeah. I can kind of do that.
I have tons of friends that I never see anymore. Its not like anything has happened between us. We aren't angry with one another or have even grown apart for that matter, we just haven't stayed in good touch. But when we run into each other or make a lunch date, we can pick up like we never left off and talk and talk and be the friends that we were when we saw each other every day.