Big Daddy is about to impart upon you everything you need to know about friendship. In my mind you have acquaintances, bearable co-workers, more-than-waving-neighbors, hobby specific friends, and then you have truly deeply committed friendships.
The deep friendships are those I call “shovel ready.” These are the people that, when you call them up at 3:00 AM and tell them you have a dead body in the trunk of your car, their first (and only response) is, “I’ll grab my shovel.”
I have only one shovel ready friend in the world – my wife. My daughter, who is 10,is coming up the ranks real fast, but I would never ask her to bury a body with me. Although we would have a good time doing it if I did.
This subject got me imagining what that hypothetical phone call in the wee hours of the morning would actually look like if it became a reality. This is how I envision the reaction to the “dead body in the trunk phone call” would go at the Big Daddy Home.
My wife would grab her shovel and a Pepsi and run out the door in her PJs. She, of course, would have to go back inside and search frantically for her keys.
My daughter would put on the perfect grave digging outfit with matching hat and purse. She would also grab her flashlight since every contraption that emits light in our house seems to migrate to her room.
Griffin, my autistic 13 year old son, would call the authorities and go back to sleep.
Big Daddy is the genius behind BigDaddyAutism.com. He spends his days Tweeting, enjoying his kids, doing crossword puzzles, riding elevators, yelling at the TV, thinking about what to eat for lunch, and trying to get his humorous book about his autistic son published. He has several very nice tattoos which his mother pretends don’t exist.
How many shovel ready friends do you have?
Look for more posts exploring friendships from various Guests through the month of January.