SOLSC Day 18
Once a month Kathy and I have lunch with friends I have gone to college with and we have both worked with. One of these friends, in fact, introduced us.
Each month the number of us who meet changes depending on different responsibilities we have. On Friday there were 6 of us. Other months there might be 8 or 10.
No matter how many show up we always have a good time. We meet at different places each month so that the same people aren’t always driving the farthest.
Luckily we always pick a place that doesn’t mind if we sit and gab. This is good because our lunches never last just 45 minutes. The average time for us is two hours.
We are seniors so yes, we do talk about aches and pains. We do reminisce. Talk flows easily and with multiple conversations going on sometimes I have to rely on Kathy to fill me in on conversations she was having and then I fill her in on the conversations I was part of. We do not get out our phones and text or talk on the phone while we are together. We do occasionally share pictures if something comes up in conversation and we have a picture that relates. Mostly we just enjoy getting together and talking to each other.
I feel sorry when we are out for a meal and I see two people, each on his/her phone and ignoring the person sitting across from them. How sad that they have nothing to say to each other. With our group the food gets cold before we run out of things to say.
Looking forward to our next lunch in April.