What is a Joey? Or who is Joey? The answer is simple. Joey is a friend of mine. And Joey is a character of the TV show “Friends” played by Matt LeBlanc. “Friends” belongs to the must-have-seens of TV history. If you have never heard of it you probably don’t own a TV. Or a computer. Or a radio. Let’s say you are not living on this planet. There’s no way around it.
So what is the TV Joey like? Well … let’s say he is thick as a wall. He keeps you wondering how he gets along in life. Sometimes I don’t know rather I should laugh or shake my head in disbelieve. But through it’s comedy I usually decide on laughing. That fictional character won’t fell hurt about that anyway.
But Joey is more than that. When you look behind the stupidity you’ll find a kind heart. He is without any doubt a good person and a loyal friend. The kind of friend, you can call in the middle of the night and be sure that he’ll come and pick you up wherever you are. The friend, that will fight for you and your honor whenever needed. And the friend, that will help you wherever he can. That is Joey. That is the kind of friend the Gang is lucky to have.
And my Joey? I mentioned him earlier. I met him in school when I had just moved to Nowhereland. Back in second grade I would’ve never thought that we would become such great friends. We were school mates, but at that age pretty much everybody you know is your mate. We weren’t very close. In fact our mothers were much better friends than we were. He then changed school and for quite a while I didn’t hear anything of him. I didn’t even meet him in our tiny village.
One day his mother called. Of course I thought she wanted to speak my mum, but no. She told me that she heard I had a unicycle and that they were forming a group and if I was interested I could join them. I did and that was a great decision. That group didn’t only bring me and Joey back together again, another friendship also benefitted from it.
We did something special together. We had a good time and soon decided to spend more time together. As a group. The crazy weirdos hanging out together.
When I think of Joey a lot of great memories come back to my mind. We spent our teenage years together and I’m happy we did. I couldn’t have had a better time.
And in Joey I found a loyal and true friend. I am certain he would fight for me whenever I needed him to. And in his case I always shake my head in disbelieve ….