I caught up with one of my best friends from high school last night and we prettymuch went through the list of people we remember and reminisced about everything and it was mostly really funny
and then we were talking about some of the people who kept in touch with us post-grad and the way they did. We were both pretty artistic and musical in our own rights back then. But since we graduated things went kinda oddly. In his case, he got invited to some parties of people he never hung out with (hilariously to me, it was the stereotypically ‘popular’ crowd) only to find out once there that he was to either be the comic relief, or someone would find a guitar and insist he play. For me, girls I never hung out with would follow me for advice and stuff. Once, a girl that I’d met for coffee twice and made a mix cd for (she was feeling super down and making mix CDs is just what I do to cope so) tagged me in a photo - she had made a pile of copies of that CD for her friends (ok, fine, glad you like it that much) and written boldly on each “THE MEREDITH PARK PLAYLIST” (uh ok why) and on some even written excerpts of the note id written to her to go with it (hey now)
She literally used my name as a brand.
basically my friend and I were puzzling over the fact that we had been branded as products or lifestyles by people we thought had their shit together. Have you ever done that to anyone or has anyone done that to you? what do you even do with that?