My long-time in-game friend, aka Señor, has always kind of spoiled me. He allowed me to change the name of the guild, and I came up with <Elwynn County Bail Bonds>. It's a long story, but basically, upon the advice of council, and pleading the Fifth, I cannot divulge the reasons why without incriminating myself.
And I know there will always be things we do not know about people, especially those with whom we have a 'pen pal-esque' friendship. I feel like I know Tome, and Navi, but unless I uncover some frequent flyer miles around here somewhere, visiting them is highly unlikely; however, there are some things we can figure out about people. My friend must have been raised to never say anything unless it's a nice thing. If he does not like my idea he is too polite to out-and-out say so. This personality trait observation is a summation of months of playing with him, and having him for a friend. I have noticed after one hissy fit of mine while tanking with him, he sweetly but deftly sidesteps any instant-queue bonus of having Lupe tank for him again, though he knows she's always behind on her valor points. I do not take this personally, which is rare for me. I tend to take everything personally. But if there is any perspective, I think it's actually very sweet.
When Effy speaks of chivalry, and others call it common courtesy or manners, there is another path, the one my friend takes. He is truly a gentleman and a friend--he does not speak harsh words, he does not get upset, and is always happy with every success, and kindly listens to every frustration. I am blessed to be his friend, and have his protection.
This post comes from a few places, well, perhaps just two. First, I think it's always important to tell the people who matter to us we care about them, often, and without shame. Second, a converging moment, was Tome's post about a lost soul, Dora. We all hope Dora is okay. But we just can't know.
Postscript: Señor, your cat left some of his business cards with the Stormwind guards. Business should be picking up soon.