Had lunch with a work friend and went for ice cream. Feel a bit better.
What’s the difference between a work friend and a real friend? What has to happen for a work friend to cross over into a real friend? I think a real friend is someone you would see outside of work by themselves. In other words, not someone you just get together with for drinks as part of a gang after work.
I think work friends are very important as a support network. It’s true that the importance of work friends has diminished since we can now silently keep in touch with our real friends during work through e-mail and blogs. But it’s still good to have someone with whom you can bitch about the latest org chart.
And yes, Boomer, you are a real friend because we’ve seen Dear Friend Dave naked together.