Friends, frenemies, and neighbors

Sorry for the late post, you guys. I had a busy weekend and while I’ve been online via my phone, I haven’t been able to sit down at my computer. Which meant I wasn’t able to write my post. And my post had me thinking quite a bit, which is…unusual.
So, a bit of background: this past weekend, my bestest friend EVAH came down for a visit. There was much squeeing and much acting like high schoolers, since we haven’t actually seen each other in roughly two years (since right before I moved to Texas).
On the flip side of this, the mother of my daughter’s best friend now refuses to have anything do with us, because…I don’t know. Maybe it has to do with my “day” job? (I’m a local rep for a company that sells what I like to call “adult relationship aids” when I’m being PC about it.) For the record, she knew the nature of the job when I was still considering starting my business–and she didn’t have any issues then. So I have no idea what changed.

To add insult to injury, earlier today Daughter’s Best Friend’s Mom suddenly told me she’d already taken her kids to the indoor playground that we were supposed to go to together–and was subsequently busy the rest of the week. I got extremely annoyed, and wanted to stop having anything to do with her, since this was not the first time she’d done something like this. Only…what about my daughter? It seems like she can no longer see her friend. And because of the mother’s “we’ll get together next week–oops, I lied no we won’t”  tendencies, my daughter has been disappointed countless times in the last month.
Needless to say, I’m pretty freaking annoyed and ready to cut all ties with this woman.
Ahem. Anyway. What does this have to do with the apocalypse? My particular situation–absolutely nothing. The general situation–maybe a bit.
I was thinking: what will friendships and such be like in the post-apocalypse? In my head, with the dusty, Wild West-like frontier-y post-apocalyptic world, I see a lot of backstabbing and fake friendships. You know, frenemies. (Who came up with that term, anyway?)
And then I wondered how many true friendships there would be. Or how many people would be willing to travel 800 kms to see or check on a friend.
I’m thinking that “true friends” will be a rather small (and possibly elite?) group. Because I think it’s far more likely that “friends” will end up throwing you under the bus at the first opportunity. You know…they’ll say they’ll do things to help you, but they’ll really do everything for themselves (and by themselves), not caring if they’ve just thrown you to the zombies.
But maybe I’m just being cynical. So I’ll ask you: what do you think friendships will be like in the post-apocalypse?
 

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