Whoa... this was a new one. 've talked to my friend during loudness and issues on his end but not this: this morning we were talking and I could tell he was distracted which usually means some crap is happening on his end. I heard it get loud and he said: "Some guy is flipping out and they are about to mace him so if I have to lay on the ground, I gotta go..."
Ummmm..... it's not like I think he's living in a boy scout camp or anything but sometimes it just really hits home in a visceral way where he's at. It's not that often that you're talking to a friend on the phone and they say, "so sorry, someone's getting maced, gotta go..."
It made me a bit sad that for him; it was just an interuption to his call rather than anything to make him go He's used to it. Very used to it. It's only me that feels shocked to hear such things in person! It's more like he was just irritated with the guy.
He goes: "some people can't man up and handle lock down and they flip out." Lots of disdain in his voice for the guy. Weird. Guess it's apoint of pride to be able to handle certain things??? I don't know. Whatever it is, it would crumble me like a cookie in 5 seconds flat.
It's that I totally forget he's in prison sometimes when we're talking like any friends would... and then, I am reminded once again!
*sorry, I think there was once a not so awesome phone call thread but it got buried so I started this.