― So You Think You Have Friends? Friends, I say with a big sigh. ∙ Most of my life I have had a very limited number of friends. Apart from that I have a wider circle of people I call acquaintances . Acquaintances because I know them only too well. Acquaintances because I wouldn't trust them as far as I could throw them. ∙ For years I have observed how they behave amongst themselves. They betray each others confidences without a second thought. They have relentless arguments and [...].