I do have a large circle of friends and most of them are similar to me in a lot of ways. I also suffer from the absolute inability to cope with idiots. It is not that I am super intelligent and act snobbish.. it is just that if I can’t talk to someone at a certain level, then I get bored and it is the end.
When I meet someone new, the first thing I look for is (apart from their eyes). if they read. If they don’t,then they are not going to be my friends, because I have nothing to talk to them about. Then I look for if we read similar kinds of books. I don’t read Harry Potter/Twilight etc and I don’t mind if someone reads them..However there are books in my list that is a must read, I have asked almost every single person I met ( except one, who turned out to be an idiot) what do they think of Princess Maria’s eyes? ( war and peace).. and progressively my questions would go to WW2. I usually ask if they have heard about Bockscar? ( B-29, Kokura, Nagasaki, fat man are the answers I expect to hear)
I have never been on the receiving side of this sort of interrogation..that is until few years ago..
I was asked “have you ever seen the video of a polar bear attacking a penguin?”
“That is impossible”, I replied. ( One lives in the north pole and other in the south pole..so obviously it isn’t possible).. Apparently I passed the first level with flying colours 🙂
After few weeks, I was asked very casually ” What is special about Liechtenstein ( geographically)?”
” It is one of the two double landlocked countries in the world” ( Uzbekistan is the other one)
Since then we have been quizzing each other religiously.. and the good thing is.. I learn so much..