Monday, August 08, 2005
Good Friend/Bad Influence??
In May I went out for dinner with my good friend Matt. We have been friends since we were nineteen and have been through many ups and downs. I had noted that the only thing he was feeling passionate about recently was a juicer and a blender he had recently bought.
He is straight, early thirties and single.
Being excited about making smoothies seemed a little wrong.
So I called in 'The Biker Boyz'. Two blokes I work with who are mad keen bikers, The Two Mikes. I persuaded Matt to meet up with them for a teeny weeny bitty drink and a maybe a chat. I mean, he didn't have to listen. Did he?
They met on 1st June at about 6pm. The Boyz entered the pub in full leathers and placed their helmets on the table. Quite an entrance. Nothing like two well built men in leathers. I pointed out to Matt the pulling ability that becoming a biker would bring him.
By 6.02pm he was wavering, by 6.15pm they were pouring over biking magazines, by 6.30pm he had caved in.
Today he came round to show me his brand new shiny bike. In the past two months he has gone from never having ridden before to having passed his test to ride 500cc bikes.
I have NEVER seen him so happy.
So am I a good friend or a bad influence??