I’m Feeling Verklempt (part 1)

A favorite SNL skit of mine uses the word “Verklempt” followed by “Israeli – Palestinian conflict. Discuss”

So that is what this is.

It’s the middle of the week, and I’m tired with nothing to say.

Okay fine. It’s only Monday night, but it was a long Monday. Like really long.

So I was doing some research on the internet for my next blog post (in between pretending I’m at a life stage where I can actually keep an animal alive and shopping for puppies) when I stumbled across this video.

I’m not going to say I agree or disagree … because then some of you might get ANGRY. And I know a lot of you and you get super sassy when you’re angry and I just don’t have the emotional energy to deal with those comments at Church on Sunday.

So friends – Can Men and Women really be friends?

I’m feeling Verklempt. Discuss.

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6 thoughts on “I’m Feeling Verklempt (part 1)

  1. This is a very interesting topic, especially in Christian communities, where it seems its very much discouraged. But in my opinion, if that holds any value, it is possible, but what it comes down to is personalities and gender roles. In my experience, where it works is when a guy and a girl who want to be just friends need to have androgynous gender roles to be apart of their personalities, when the typical gender roles of a woman having a feminine one and male having a masculine gender role, it doesn’t typically because an attraction happens, if that makes sense.

  2. I’m not feeling “Verklempt” but I am trying to figure out what I think about the answer to this question. Perhaps contemplative would be the right word…

    Part of me thinks that men and women can just be friends, but then again, if that is the case they can’t really be BEST friends. As illustrated in the video, one person will verly likely feel more of a connection than the other person (for some reason in the video it seemed to only be the guys who had a percieved crush on the girls).

    Actually now that I’ve given it a bit more thought, I think there is strong evidence that men and women can’t be friends. I imagine that if I were to get married, and my wife had a really good friend who was a man, I would feel much more comfortable if she ended the friendship as it used to be and no longer spent time with her good man friend. Maybe I would be over reacting in this hypothetica situation, but I think if men and women really could just be friends it would be acceptable for a married man to hang out with a woman they aren’t married to. I think in most cases if that did occur, it may raise some eyebrows.

    In conclusion: The average velocity of an unladen European Swallow is approximately 11 meters per second. (roughly 24 miles per hour) Discuss.

    1. Good thoughts!!! The people who did this video did another video about what you’re talking about. They interviewed a bunch of couples and basically asked each one if the other could have a “really close friend” of the opposite sex and have them be okay with it. Again, the responses were super interesting! People wanted to be able to have those friends but generally whoever they were in a relationship with didn’t like it.

  3. I’ve just found your blog and it’s awesome… anywho here’s my take. So I have had a guy friend for about 6 years and he is like one of my best friends… I guarantee in those six years we both have liked each other (not at the same time because LBR(let’s be real) that never happens, fairytales aren’t real) but we stayed just friends. Now we are both in committed relationships and still friends.. so my conclusion I think its possible if both people are in committed relationships.. and looking back he was definitely not a good guy to date for me, so praise Jesus that that never happened.

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