dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,

Meet The Inaccurate Categorizers

Of course, the truly interesting thing about the Patterson family's dealings with Gordon is that John and Elly don't seem to realize that Gordon is their friend. Like their creator, they have the fixed idea that he is one of Mike's friends despite the fact that their paths diverged shortly after Gord moved out to become a mechanic.

It's akin to how despite the fact that Lawrence is more a part of Liz's life, he is still Mike's Bestest Best Friend even though outsiders might assume that it would take arm twisting to get Lawrence to cross the street to spit in Mike's ear were his brain to catch fire. They don't get that people drift into and out of social circles because they don't want to.

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