“Best safety lies in fear.” (Hamlet, Act 1, Sc. 3)
– William Shakespeare, English dramatist and poet
“So,” said Sue, peering over my cubical. “Can you help me move on Saturday?”
“Sure,” I replied. “But I thought Sophia was helping you with the move.”
“Sophia.” Susan rolled her eyes and shook her head. “She’s no friend of mine.”
Sophia was good at making friends. She just wasn’t so good at keeping them. Sophia’s relationships followed a predictable course: meet new people, spend time with them, go out and have fun together, start to notice little idiosyncrasies, criticize, talk and gossip about them behind their back, fight, dissolve the friendship and start the process ov...
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