Monday, July 19, 2010

200. The ties that bind

It is the last weekend in June. Three guys meet at the Archibald Fountain in Hyde Park. They spend the next two days talking, eating and drinking. They veer from The Rag & Famish in North Sydney, to the DoG in Randwick, to the Four-in-Hand in Paddington. They analyse the Five Nations rugby, Apple’s i-Pad, and the head-to-head between the Honda 2000 and the Audi TT Coupe. They are mates.

Eleven years ago they each completed an MBA at ‘New South’ having segued straight into that from a combined undergrad session of Economics and Law. Each had supported his own studies with long shifts at suburban hotels. You guessed it – the above mentioned salubrious establishments. After completing an MBA they secured high paying financial positions. Each married, and each had a daughter.

It may be a commonly accepted maxim that blood is thicker, but water can bind just as strongly.

1 comment:

Joan Elizabeth said...

Friendships from youth that last are typically strong.