I ran into an old friend of mine. I shouldn't say my friend, actually he was a roommate's friend. But he and my roommate were such good friends that he may as well lived with us. And then one day they fought and never recovered from the fight, so he stopped coming around.
The argument was about some chick. My buddy had shown interest in this girl who was in my chemistry class. She came home with me one day to study and they sort of hit it off. I say sort of, cause I really didn't care one way or the other. I didn't like her. I just wanted someone to help me with calculations and equations
. However my buddy was quite smitten with her. He would ask me to ask her to study or to go out with us. Sometimes she met us out, sometimes she didn't.
One day my buddy invited his friend to be the wing man. I guess he didn't feel I was doing my duty to push the relationship forward. I thought she was disinterested. So the other guy came. She seemed more interested in him. After a few drinks, he lost sight of his wingman goal and flew in a different direction. The next day a fight errupted. Words were said. I actually think they acted like two chicks on a reality show. I rarely saw the ex-wingman again.
Forward to today...I ran into this guy and his five-year-old son in a mall. He was in town for a conference and had brought his family with him. I would have walked by him had he not screamed "let's go Mountaineers". It had been awhile since I've seen him, so he would have just been a face in the crowd. We talked for a bit, exchanged numbers, email addresses and then said our good-byes. He didn't once mention my roommate.
Neither guy got the chick. Neither one even got to hold her hand. But unknowingly she destroyed a friendship. I guess it doesn't only happen on "Afterschool Specials" and reality shows.