I rather like this idea, posing someone a question to determine how well our friendship would work.
Story time! My best friendships have been included silliness and a willingness to think outside the box. Bonus points for those who don’t have a box. So anyway, once upon a time I had a friend with whom I could theorize and verbalize the random crap that ran through my brain on a daily basis (Buses are like Dementors; do you prefer penguins or unicorns?) and it was a good friendship because I would always get answers that pertained to the question. Co-Author and I are a bit alike in this regard, random questions and statements all over the place. And, you know, now we’re co-writing a novel so you see how well this has turned out.
And I had another friend with whom I could not be random, ever. If I did it would be terribly dull responses, or non-responses. I’d be made to feel like I had to Grow Up and Be Responsible to be impressive. I didn’t like this. Someone – I believe it may have been Picasso – said that drawing like an adult was easy, that drawing like a child was the difficult part, something along those lines.
Anyway, the general idea was that I like acting like a child sometimes; questioning anything that crosses my path is my favourite. (How else are you supposed to learn?)
Bearing all this in mind, my Friendship Success Question would be this:
Are you willing to be less-than-grown-up?