I’ve been thinking about the Friend Zone lately. I’ve been thinking of all the times I’ve been placed there and all the times my friends have had their fates sealed away there as well.
The Friend Zone is a lot like the Island of Misfit Toys. Those who are almost right for the job but just don’t meet all the standards of a person are sent to the zone. It’s not that you’re never going to be wanted, after all the Misfit Toys eventually are loved by children everywhere, it’s just that you’re not right for that individual.
But the Friend Zone hurts initially.
“Let’s just be friends.” Ouch.
Being in the Friend Zone leaves you totally helpless – you can’t say “no” to the Friend Zone without becoming the jerk. How do you tell someone that you were really only spending all that time with them because you were hoping it would pay off with them in the end?You just can’t do that.But luckily you can have other misfits in the Friend Zone with you.
So, look around. Maybe you’ll find someone who fits your standards in that discard pile that is the Friend Zone. Even if they aren’t perfect, even if they are an elephant with pink polka dots, they might be what you’re looking for. And if they aren’t what you are looking for you can just Friend Zone them yourself and get a little satisfaction that you’re on the other end of things for once.
Welcome to the Friend Zone, friend.