NOTE: Even if you’re not involved in the social goings on of my friends in this circumstance, there’s still a global lesson to be learned. Read on!
I have been dealing with a groups of friends that don’t always see eye to eye – but are still friends – arguing and fighting about a unfortunate circumstance that caused someone to become unemployed. (See my last post.) For those in “the know” – here are a few things to think about as you type away on your keyboards analyzing and speculating the OMGDRAMAZ:
1. The first thing I did when I heard about what happened was call Keith on the phone to speak to him and make sure he was okay.
2. I have also been on the phone, very regularly, with my hetero-life mate Silent B- er, Ken. We spoke again this morning to further discuss the issue in an attempt to find clarity and talk about the actions of those around us.
3. I also made phone calls to my wife to talk about it.
4. Angie and I have been on and off the phone for a decent amount of time to each other in the past forty-eight hours to seek each other’s advice and view points.
5. I made sure to put in a phone call to Jason D. because this topic gets touchy due to our differing relationships with some of the parties involved in order to make sure there are no issues in our relationship and respective realms. I left a voice mail and he shot me an email from his Blackberry assuring me all was well.
6. I later made a phone call to Jason S. and also left a voicemail telling him to call me because while we might not see eye to eye – we have always been sure to talk it though and I have always taken to time to listen to the opposite viewpoints to see if I am reacting correctly.
7. Last night I telephoned Damon to discuss the whole thing and the feelings of anxiety he had over all of this and related issues. We spoke for thirty minutes and both walked away with a clearer understanding of each other.
8. I picked up a phone and called my mom. Just because.
AS YOU READ THIS ON THE INTERNET please take note of the unifying theme… it’s call A PHONE. It is a great communication tool that exceeds email and social networking sites in its ability to convey tone and feeling in a conversation.
So for all of you at each other’s throats and interpreting each others statements – who have you called? You don’t always have to wait for “the other person” to call. I never do.
Food for thought.