i was talking to mike and andy the other night about friends and shallow niceness. my argument was that most people are nice and if i'm friendly to them and theyre friendly to me, we're all set. even if we're not super good friends. they were saying that being nice to be nice is insulting, and if you aren't genuinely friends wiht someone, being friendly towards them is stupid. which isn't to say be an asshole to everyone you're not already friends with. but don't treat someone like you're friends when you're not.
i have never questioned my position on this before (i've had conversations like this before), but they made a good point. i am nice to some people i don't particularly like, or even outright dislike. i have trouble being mean to someone even if they deserve it. and if i treat everyone the same, friend friend friend, what's the point?
speaking of friends- no one has poked me in the back yet. c'mon, how often do your friends ASK you to jab at them annoyingly? this is an opportunity, people!
 i typoed this unsulting. i like that word a lot, but have no idea what it would mean. any suggestions?