Aisha: I would say literally every day of my life. Chris: She has records of you saying something—be careful.
I just typed in the word acronym when we were talking about it and I realized this could be its own book—all of the acronyms that Kwon does not understand. Any little decision, I always have to consult them.
Kwon almost always has something nice to say, or cheers me up. And then, the rest of the night I have no recollection whatsoever, and I ended up dating this guy for a year. Jess: Honestly, yeah. Chris: I was just about to say, you always bring the receipts.
Chris: Oh my God. Aisha: After we graduated, everyone [in our friend group] would log in and we would all videochat.
Courtesy of Aisha Akhter Beck: Have there been any other major milestones in your lives that intersected with your friendship? They were at one point roommates while going to school.
We went to a gay bar, just to have a beer, because I get nervous. Aisha: More specifically, I mentioned it before, my parents were super strict growing up. He was gonna give me a pep talk, like he usually does. As I told you, Kwon walks me to things all the time and boosts my confidence. Beck: Does each person have a certain role that you frienvs in your Gchat dynamic? Chris: I never regret it. So she was in friehds city, Kwon was in the city.
Beck: Did you drift apart for a little while or something? Aisha: Yeah, I agree percent.
If you or someone you know should be featured on The Friendship Files, get in touch at friendshipfiles theatlantic. Courtesy of Aisha Akhter Jess: I really kept to myself in middle chattingg.
Aisha: Also, Kwon had a major transformation. He walked you to our first date. Aisha: I specifically remember toward the end of junior year, I was in gym class with one of our other friends, Ariella.
And a lot of them are very nice. Jess: No.
I had a first date with someone and I was gonna meet him at the Russian Tea Room. They feel like they need to ask me stuff about interviews, stuff like that.
I was like, Why would Julie want to see a screenshot of us sharing our lunches? But some of these people are so rude. Chris Kwon: I have to interject: I hate how accurate this story is.
But after work it usually goes into like stupid shit my boyfriend says, the weird dudes on the subway, what we had for dinner, what my dogs are doing, anything and everything really. Normally, you get ready in the locker room, and then you stand around and chat with your friends before the teacher blows the whistle. I remember one time, she caught me in a lie. Jess: A big chunk of it is during the workday.
Something that will never change. I want you to be living your life.
And you do your stretches while they take attendance. Chris: Yeah, all the time.
Jess and Kwon have been my friends through thick and thin. Aisha: Still, to this day, Kwon is my chaperone for everything. What sort of things do you usually talk about? And then that spiraled into talking to each other nonstop.