Thursday, February 6, 2014

About Friends and Changing Conversational Topics

I have all kind of friends. Younger ones, older ones, same age ones, smarter ones, some with family, others with none, some are singles, some in a relationship, some are like-minded politically speaking, others totally not, some are funny, or like to cook, others prefer to shop, or totally not, some like to argue, others hate it, some are talkers, others are listeners, most are both.
I love them all.
They enrich my life, my heart and my soul.

Having dinner the other day with what I call my "chick" friends (meant in a kind way - I love it that our main topics turn around girl stuff!), I noticed a change. A change in conversational topics. To help you understand I have to emphasize the fact that they are all younger than me. Much younger actually. At least 10 years younger. If not more, actually. One of the girls, now that I think of it, kept complaining that ... her thirtieth (30!!!!) birthday was coming up.
She got to be kidding me, right?
When I told her that 30 is a wonderful age and added the usual blablabla (when the hell did I become the wise one of the bunch??) ... well, let's just say that it wasn't what she wanted to hear. AT ALL. I remembered what it felt like to turn 30 and I ... just shut up.
OK, let's get back to the subject at hand.
Changing conversational topics.
My "chick" friends and I, like I said, talk about girl stuff: shopping, men, hair, nails, gym, diets, etc.
At least up to most recently. Nowadays when we meet most of them talk about ... having babies (or not). And getting married (or not).
That's definitively new.
While (female) friends my age rather talk about ... divorces (sigh! unfortunately) or how to get pregnant after 40 (both topics, gladly, not being vital to me).

Conversational topics reflect our age.

One fine day, ... we'll be talking about the pros and cons of this or that nursing home, oh my, well, ... let's just say that on that day my 30th birthday will be REALLY far far away SMILE
For the time being though the topics are about shopping and babies and divorces and marriages or whatever we can think of.
The nursing home discussions will come up soon enough :-)

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