SOME friends in their mid-thirties have made a vague, doomed plan to have a drink.
36-year-old Tom Booker called 38-year-old Stephen Malley to arrange going to the pub the following week.
Malley agreed that this was a good idea and that despite needing to check with his wife it would “be fine”.
Booker said: “I didn’t suggest a venue as that seemed a bit heavy. I just sort of left it that we would speak again.
“To be honest, during the conversation I started to wonder whether it was a good idea. It’s nice to see friends but going out is so tiring.”
Malley said: “Initially I was enthusiastic. I even suggested calling some other people, although I didn’t go so far as to name them.
“The upshot was that we both agreed that we were theoretically into going to an unspecified place, possibly as part of a larger group, on an unspecified date.
“It’s never going to happen.”
Booker said: “I think I’ll just not call him and hope he doesn’t call me.
“Somehow this all really makes me think about death.”