A person whom one knows, likes, and trusts.
A person whom one knows; an acquaintance.
A person with whom one is allied in a struggle or cause; a comrade.
One who supports, sympathizes with, or patronizes a group, cause, or movement: friends of the clean air movement.
Friend A member of the Society of Friends; a Quaker.
Is this enough to consider a bunch of women that only keep in touch through what I call a yearly "brag" email?
You know what I am talking about....the impersonal emails you get to quickly update you about their busy lives, good and bad and maybe with a nice little question asking how you are doing? As if they really care or they would have emailed you A LONG time ago??
I tried my hardest to keep in touch with them. I even text one of them and she acted cold and pretty much wanted nothing to do with me. I emailed several of the others...even have one on my facebook cuz the others don't sign up for such things....
I gave up. I saw them about a year ago and was invited to a party for one of them this past summer. I couldn't make it because we had plans to go visit our real friends. You know the ones that remain your lives on a weekly to monthly basis.
Now the brag emails began....3 of them went out to the group of us. I ignored them. I am not responding. I gave PERSONAL emails to them in the past and got no reply. I even made a Contact sheet with everyone's information on it and updated it every several months. Half of them obviously didn't have the right emails anymore. So, they didn't take the time to even print it. I kept mine safe in my Household Notebook. Just in case they wanted to be my friend (I know sounds so middle school, but friends are important new and old.)
I am cutting my losses.
You want to be my "friend" then be one. If not, tell your other friends about your good news. If you want to email me and catch up, then do so. I would LOVE to get together...ya know like the time I wanted to get together for our 30th birthdays..remember that one?? Now we are all hitting 31....and big surprise....everyone was too "busy" till it was time for that brag email.
Brag emails, in my opinion, are a great way to update family on what you have been up too if you aren't going to be a cool blogger like me :) but don't wait to do it just one time a year.
Friends.....I need them, but it isn't a touch and go thing with me. I WANT you in my life. I will MAKE the time for you. Relationships are SO important especially to we women, except number 4 LMAO
1.a connection, association, or involvement.
2.connection between persons by blood or marriage.
3.an emotional or other connection between people: the relationship between teachers and students.
4.a sexual involvement; affair.
Do you do brag emails? How do you feel about them?