I have a strong suspicion that Bimbo may have psychological issues.
I've known Bimbo for almost 4 years and we're roughly the same age. There are three things about her personality that stand out;
1) Bimbo is an extremely emotional person. Whenever she is happy she bounces around and sings out loud with a huge smile on her face. She very much like a child on Christmas morning. She also tends to cry a lot regardless of where she is. If she sees a sad RSPCA poster on the train she will cry, even if she is travelling alone. I worry about her being in the outside world. There are hundreds of sick people that would spot her venerability a mile away and take advantage of her.
2) Bimbo is not the smartest person in the world. In fact she seems to be quite far from it. For a long time Bimbo believed that you had to be elected to vote in a general election. I remember the actual conversation 3 years ago when she discovered that she could vote;
Bimbo: "I feel bad for Tony Blair. He's just trying to do his job. It must be hard being in charge"
Me: "Well you should vote Labour in the next election"
Bimbo: "I would definitely, if I got elected to vote"
Bimbo: "You know, if I got that letter in the post saying that I've been elected to vote. I've never had one so I should get one soon."
Me: "But you can vote.... that's the whole idea of a general election!"
Bimbo: "You mean anytime?"
Me: "Um yes!"
I really don't know what planet she's been living on so far...
3) Bimbo is a hypacondriact. Its very difficult to be one if you can't grasp what the actual condition is. She once hit her head on a cupboard door and freaked out because she thought it caused a brain tumor. Most GPs have a three day waiting list for an appointment, but Bimbo seems to get one straight away. I think the doctor must get a kick out of what she tells him. It must brighten up his dull day...
This morning I found her at her desk read eyed flicking through Heat magazine. Hoping that she wasn't upset that Sienna Miller had the same shoes as her, I asked her what was wrong. She burst into tears and told me that she thinks she's pregnant.
I would like to believe her I really would. But I really don't know what to say. I advised her to take a pregnancy test. Apparently the clinic won't give her a free one because she's had quite a few this year so she'll have to pay £29.99 for one at the local chemist on her way home from work.
When I got to my office I started to worry. What if she is pregnant? How on earth is she going to deal with it?
Friendship is so straining on the brain!