Monday 22 January 2018

What Harry said to Sally

From pecan pie to platonic friendship and faking it -- does the logic of When Harry Met Sally still ring true 21 years later?

Harry: "You realise of course that we could never be friends."

Sally: "Why not?"

Harry: "What I'm saying is -- and this is not a come-on in any way, shape or form -- is that men and women can't be friends because the sex part always gets in the way ... No man can be friends with a woman he finds attractive. He always wants to have sex with her."

Sally: "So you're saying that a man can be friends with a woman he finds unattractive?"

Harry: "No. You pretty much want to nail them too."

Sally: "What if they don't want to have sex with you?"

Harry: "Doesn't matter because the sex thing is already out there so the friendship is ultimately doomed and that is the end of the story."

Irish Independent

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