When my buddy became rich and successful, I thought there would be no more room in his life for anybody like me.
It’s funny because we were always close as youngsters, we were next door neighbors for the longest time.
We also went to the same school and had mostly all the same classes. We both enjoyed good temperature control settings, but I think I was more strict about it than he was. I begged my parents for a window AC unit and I got one while he didn’t have that sort of luxury back then. Still, he worked hard in his career and ended up making a huge amount of money. He has a genuinely fancy property now with his own boat and everything. His house is to die for and I can’t believe I know somebody who lives so luxuriously. But still, he somehow remains humble. He doesn’t necessarily care that much about his belongings, he just enjoys good company. He says I’ve always been his best friend and he loves it when I come out to visit him. We go out on trips on the boat, sometimes just the two of us with the ideal temperature control settings. We will usually sit there and reminisce about old times while fishing and enjoying some drinks. Sometimes I go to the bigger parties he has, but it’s almost impossible to talk with my buddy when he’s busy with all those guests. In my opinion, it’s always best when it’s just us hanging out like we always did back in the day.