Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Toxic Trio

An interesting topic came up Monday night whilst watching The Hills with VonSis and Sil1x. (Stop with The Hills snark. I love that freakin show. I'm team LC and not ashamed of it. Plus it's quality time with VonSis and Sil1x and has been for like EVER) Anyway. We were watching the cattiness between the roommates, LC, Lo, and Audrina. LC said "I wish it could go back to how it was." Dude, it can't. See, you decided to live with both of them. Sil1x said "Groups of three friends doesn't work. Me, P, and J are the exception." I pondered on this for a bit. She's right. Really right. Her friendships with P and J are awesome, and they work somehow. When I started to think of my own friendships, I was even more convinced that she was right. Once upon a time, I had Laura, and Ass(name changed to protect the heinous bitch). Ass was my oldest friend from forever, and Laura was my new friend. I thought the three of us would dominate the world! Or at least our small corner of the NW side of Chicago. It didn't take long for that to turn into a hot mess. Turns out Ass was actually one of Satan's minions. Ultimately Laura and I kicked Ass to the curb where she remains. See, two friends works. Four or more friends works too. Three is toxic. There's just something about three that does not work. I think it has to do with that odd man out thing. I don't know if it works for guys. I don't know of any of my guy friends that have a core group of three. Most of my guy friends have larger core groups. I think guys might be able to pull of the trio easier than girls. I think girls get jealous of the time that the other two might be spending, or paranoid that the other two are talking about her, or they may just prefer one friend over the other. I don't really know what's behind it.

5 comments:

Adorable Girlfriend said...

I have a similar three story. I am not sure if it works or not. I just know that most of my groups of friends should not be mixed because there is always one dumb ass that says something to a member of another group and it's awkward for the rest of the time together!

Von said...

Different topic. I'm guessing we all have mixing groups stories. This is three people from a common group.

Brando said...

I believe this is also the lesson I learned from Heathers.

Shannon Erin said...

Oh, Heathers. How I loved that movie.

I agree with the three friend problem. I never had problems with 4, 5 or 6 close friends in a tight-knit group. But three. That never worked out.

Von said...

Brando - you got it spot on. Perfect example! Perfect!!