If only life were handy enough to give us a synopsis of a situation or of people we meet so we could judge it by it’s cover. Think how much less wasted time and money we would have.
I would think my current personal synopsis would read something along the lines of:
Sophie, an outgoing but slightly insecure girl, is learning about herself and the world.
She would dearly love to make a few more friends. She is mostly a good friend, but can be a bit lousy with emails and phone calls.
(Don’t mistake this for ambivalence though, she’s just a scatterbrain somedays)
Maybe it could even help with our social schedules:
You’re invited to Hermoine’s 30th birthday party.
All drinks and food provided.
Invitation comes with obligation to hear the hostess complain about being old, no matter who you are.
Also, bring old pants because her dogs will love you and drool on your leg with friendly affection.
Your cat, on the other hand, will despise you for a month.
Of course, it wouldn’t be that easy. A reply of “I’m sorry I can’t make it, I’m double-booked” would come with the obvious sub-text of “I am going to wash my hair instead, because you get nutty when you’re drinking”.
It would make decisions about people you invest your time into and which events you went to so much easier.
If only real life was like a good novel’s synopsis.
Do you have an event or person that you wished came with a synopsis? Or perhaps do you have one in mind for yourself?