I have a lot of friends. Actually, I have a lot of great friends. But they all seem to fall into specific categories. I have my old high school friends. I have my college friends. I have my work friends. And I have my gaming friends. Now, some of these groups interact with each other, but there is always a part of me that feels weird when this happens. My HS friends and my College friends interact the most, and I am mostly comfortable with that, but it’s when some of these other friends interact I feel weird. It’s like worlds are colliding.
For example, a few months ago I was enjoying my usual Tuesday down in White Marsh. I was playing my usual warhammer game with my gaming friends. I was thoroughly enjoying myself. Then it happened. Two of my best friends from the work friend group found out I was there and stopped by. These people are close friends. I was in one of their weddings. But it made me uncomfortable. It’s not like I am embarrassed I am a gaming geek, every one knows it. Heck, I brag about that fact. They know I am a geek; they knew I would be there. But they invaded my gaming world.
These worlds were never meant to collide!
I know, it’s weird. But it’s who I am.