The ever inquisitive Rory, aka A Guy Called Bloke, wants to know…
How many friends do you have in either real life, social platforms, and WordPress, that would help you hide the body?
Rory was kind enough to categorize “friends” into these brackets:
- Intimate Friends
- Bestest Friends
- Close Friends
- Casual Friends
- Casual Acquaintances
First, let me say that I have a very small circle of friends in real life. I probably have fewer than twenty, excluding family members, across the top five categories Rory itemized. And as to “casual acquaintances,” helping me to hide a body is probably the last thing I’d ask a casual acquaintance.
Second, I assume that Rory’s question serves as a metaphor for someone who would do virtually anything you would ask of them and is not literally about hiding a body.
Operating under that assumption, I think the answer is one, and that one would be my one and only intimate friend, my wife. Note I said “I think” because I can’t be 100% certain that even she would go along with something she thought to be a bridge too far, such as, perhaps, hiding a dead body.
As to social media friends, the only Facebook friends I have are extended family members. I have no other “social platform” friends. While I have a lot of people I know from WordPress, many of whom I’d like to think are at least casual friends, I have never met any of them in real life. And since I blog anonymously, none of them even knows my real name. So I would hardly expect any of them to help me hide the body.
Bottom line, if I had a body to hide, I think I’d be on my own.