Friends From First Week Of Freshman Year Finally Distant Enough To Just Ignore One Another
O’NEILL QUAD — As they passed each other without eye contact or acknowledgement between classes this afternoon, juniors Kelly Jones (CSON ‘18) and Kayla McArthur (MCAS ‘18) breathed a collective sigh of relief, relishing in enjoyment of their mutual disregard for each other. While future trends in human interaction are difficult to predict, experts believe that Jones and McArthur will never greet each other ever again, even though social media research revealed more than 30 photos of the two together from the first week of freshman year. Jones and McArthur lived across the hall from each other in Gonzaga and initially bonded over their unabashed love for ironic High School Musical references and their need to have someone to get dinner with that wasn’t either of their direct roommates.
“Kayla? Yeah, I remember Kayla,” explained Jones while smoking a clove cigarette on a bench overlooking the Chestnut Hill reservoir at sunset. “We were the best of friends back in September 2014—hell, we were even in the beginning phases of planning our eight-man. But, like so many baby Eagles, we drifted apart. We made friends with separate crowds about three months into school. I started hanging out with people who could afford spending $40 on a round of shots and weekly Ubers into Boston, and she got super deep into WZBC and met some weed dealer from Emerson.”
Despite their gradual separation, the two reported both still at least saying something to each other when they crossed paths. But as the years went on, they explained those brief words in Walsh turned into occasional soft smiles on Foster, which today culminated in their both conveniently checking their phones as they approached each other in the quad.
At press time, the two girls were planning on continuing to narrow down the list of people they actually still say hello to.