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INT: uh::

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INT: >is it good(0.2)


PER: yep (set-up person leaves room)

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INT: okay

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INT: so em::

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INT: so you’ve

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INT: got

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INT: >the majority of the information anyway [I mean]< the ↑priority the most important thing really is that em

TRE: [yea]

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INT: obviously you can withdraw at any



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INT: [time] (.) from this today

TRE: [yea]

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INT: apa::rt from when it goes (.) on to the

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INT: [internet]

TRE: [then it’s [too lat]e then yea] ha ha if your [in trouble you change your mind then ha ha]

INT: [yes] [ha-ha-ha exactly]

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TRE: ↑oh ↓oh [ha ha ha]

INT: [but up until] that [point and] will we will

TRE: [yea]

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INT: sort of tell you when that point’s [gonna be after] that we could

TRE: [that’s all right just won’t watch any of it]

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INT: [yea::] (.) yea:: [maybe yea:: >I wouldn’t be able to watch] ↓mine<



TRE: [ha ha] [ha ha ha ha ha ha]

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INT: em:: but yea just let you know you can withdraw at any [point] and even during

TRE: [yes]

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INT: today if you don’t feel comfortable with any of the [questions] obviously you can [just say]


TRE: [mmhm] [okay]

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INT: >that’s fine< but hopefully they are nothing too invasive=

TRE: =okay yea=

INT: =lets hope it wont °xxxx°

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INT: >↑yo’d’you want any< do you want a drink of [water or (.) are you all right]?

TRE: [eh I’m okay thank you]

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INT: EM::: (.) and did Alasdair kind of tell you a bit about the [s:::tudy]?



TRE: [eh something is if eh::]

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TRE: education like

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TRE: some kind of education thing go

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INT: yea=

TRE: =about teaching and eh helping teachers eh

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TRE: [understand]



INT: [yea: basically] there’s not that there’s not that many teaching em:::

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INT: sort of

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INT: eh materials for:: looking at qualitative research

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INT: quite undervalued in

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INT: undergrad[uate]

TRE: [yea]

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INT: em::



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INT: teaching you know on undergraduate [modules]: to do with psychology I think it’s become

TRE: [yea]

INT: more and more popular

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INT: em::: so that’s why


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INT: Alasdair set this up really just to have a go a good kind of teaching

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INT: em


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INT: sort of

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INT: ha(h) eh material [you can] use



TRE: [yea]

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INT: >teach people how to do qualitative< research and how to do interviewing

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TRE: [>yea]

INT: [em]

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INT: yea different types of interviewing and stuff so



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INT: ahh::

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INT: ↑yea that’s pretty much what its about



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TRE: em=


INT: =yea and that’s what’s >gonna be made available< on-line (.) [so it can] be used by by everybody

TRE: [yea]

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INT: yea and then there’s gonna be a book (.) as well I don’t know if you’ve heard about [that]



TRE: [yea] he said some wa::: (.) other or something on it

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TRE: else just like everyone when he

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TRE: lectures so [when he mentions] stuff like eh Alasdair’s boring

INT: [right]

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INT: eh he(h) ha ha teach eh



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INT: so he men(h)tions some(h)thing new you trying to

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TRE: [yea writing eh and your try(h) to eh (.) yea focus ye(h)a]



INT: [xxx to xx xxx right okay (.)your trying to take everything in]

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TRE: and he goes off in a tangent and your like hang on [mmh xxx]

INT: [.h eh °yea°]

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INT: yea we really wha what the book


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INT: about is em its its (.) based on these interviews em and then each individual person gonna write a chapter

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INT: about different qualitative research methodologies so



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INT: grounded theory eh interpretative phenomenological analys(h)is ha ha its called

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INT: .hhh em and then at each say each >individual< writes a chapter about different so its basically a good kind of methodology metho methodological



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INT: handbook

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INT: on how to carry out different sorts of qualitative research so its really used for that



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INT: as well which is gonna be used for undergrad[duate]

TRE: [right]

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INT: research methods as well

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INT: so that’s what its about [really]

TRE: [rig]ht

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INT: Yep?



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INT: okay so I’m need just close this window cause xxx slight noisy its not

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INT: really too bad we’ve just got a massive



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INT: waste (noise of closing window).

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INT: eh



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INT: uh:

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INT: truck


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INT: that’s [stopped outside] (.)↑Yea::↓ all good (.) timing

TRE: [eh good timing]

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TRE: [xxx]

INT: [xxx]

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INT: I think its quite quiet now there’s not students around has everyone gone [home]?



TRE: [well]

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INT: [xx pretty much]

TRE: [en we have our] exams at the:: (.) beginning of ↑May so

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TRE: [so they’ve all finished xxx xxx ] (.)



INT: [right:: so back home time isn’t it]? [but] your obviously from Liver[pool]

TRE: [em] [yea] I live [in]

INT: [yea]

TRE: just by the ((LOCAL PLACE)) (.) so:[:::] not to far for me to get [to]

INT: [okay (.) nice] [mmhm]

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TRE: oh yea I’m I’m originally from here so

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INT: right (.) this is not too far for you to [travel] (.) so you don’t have to go home [anywhere]

TRE: [yea]

TRE: [no]

INT: cause your already [here] ha ha ha

TRE: [no]

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TRE: this is ho::me [a ha ha ha] around around [the city centre] so

INT: [yea] [around here]

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INT: aw:: bri[lliant]



TRE: [mm]

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INT: okay well like I said em::

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INT: yea (.) basically: you know any questions or any any (.) anything you wanna kinda

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INT: °you know°

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INT: eh:: say or if you want a break or anything [just just tell me] and we can stop the recording

TRE: [yea okay]

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INT: an that’s fine


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TRE: okay=

INT: =does that sound [alright?]

TRE: [that’s great] thank you

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INT: okay so as you know this this (.) >this project is about< friendship


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INT: em I want you to think about one of your ↓friends: (.) and can you tell me how you became

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INT: friends with this ↓person



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TRE: eh::

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TRE: he’s on top of my uh



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TRE: best friend I suppose uh

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TRE: I was a



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TRE: I was working as a fitness in↑structor (.)°for the°

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TRE: council and he was er uh



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TRE: he was a customer >an he< (.) he used to ↑come in like every day so we just eh

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TRE: its what



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TRE: its about twelve ↑years ago

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TRE: and eh::



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TRE: and we just got to know each other an then like he came on a few of the staff nights out and then eh

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TRE: an eh were still friends ↑now (.) an that although I’m m m



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TRE: not a fitness instructor cause

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TRE: I got ill:: an



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TRE: you know we

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TRE: you know (.) I hope always (.) stay friend:::s eh


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INT: [okay::]

TRE: [there are so] we’re still good friends::: eh

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TRE: ↑although he he lives in Runcorn now

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TRE: I still live in Liverpool and I would eh

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TRE: post to us or speak to you on the phone:: an

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TRE: see each other like

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TRE: once a month twice a month

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TRE: for a night out talk

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INT: uh okay

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INT: and does he tend to go to Liverpool or d’you [tend to] go to:

TRE: [eh put]

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INT: Runcorn=



TRE: =if we g go for a night out he tends to come over here and he’ll stay in my’ome and four xxx xxx

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TRE: but he lives like in the middle of nowhere↑ we tend to go [where an xxx] it’ll be like house party or a barbeque so we’ll stay over there an

INT: [eh::::n]

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INT: ri[ght::]



TRE: [if we’re having] a night out he’ll come over here cause the:::

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TRE: he prefe::rs like Liverpool cause

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TRE: it’s where we always used to go when we were younger anyway

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INT: and bit more going on [in Liverpool] as [well]

TRE: [yea] [mmhm]

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INT: ye[a]


TRE: [yea] I think it might be the memories when we were young and mad as [well (.) ha ha ha]

INT: [ha ha ha ha]

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TRE: and ha:::ir an:: [ha ha ha ha]


INT: [ha ha ha ha]

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INT: .hh

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INT: >there’s quite a< there’s quite a nice [variation] as well I guess isn’t it so you’ve got kinda your place

TRE: [yea]

INT: over here or you [can]

TRE: [yea]

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INT: have a bit more of a party



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INT: and then his place:: in the middle of nowhere but [you can] still have

TRE: [yea]

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INT: like mates [around]

TRE: [go round] play on his Wii and [stuff an]

INT: [yea hu ha]

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INT: barbeque an

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TRE: yea it it’s nice it’s good (.) good good friendship y’know it’s good to have a friend that you know you can always

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TRE: turn to an that [y’know eh]

INT: [mm::]

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INT: yu if you pick if he picks up the phone like an now you know



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TRE: I’ll be there an like

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TRE: vice versa so



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INT: yea:

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TRE: lucky in that sense so



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TRE: you know (.) best friend like Tom so

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INT: ye[a]



TRE: [its] why he springs to mi:nd cause he’s he’s more like a brother↑

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TRE: relationship that a friendship I suppose

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TRE: ach you know when you get that really

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TRE: close friend (.) and [given that] you know all each other’s things an stuff

INT: [yea]

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INT: mmhm



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TRE: you know

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INT: an an does that does that differ (.) em from your ↑other friendships that you’ve got?=



TRE: =eh

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TRE: I’ve got I’ve

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TRE: I’ve got lots of frien::ds but

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TRE: I’d consider about like one or two

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TRE: best friends Tom’s probably like

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TRE: best friend cause he’s he’s got come to be me best man I’m planning on getting married two thousand and ten so

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TRE: [I’ve been a he’s like] the

INT: [ah eh okay]

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TRE: the best man type of



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TRE: friend and I’m just like

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TRE: other friends you know but



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TRE: like

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TRE: friends that blokes friends that are gi::rls that are (.) friends you can talk to them but



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TRE: you know you’ve just like different

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TRE: almost you have like friends where you wo::rk


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TRE: [now and I’m xxxx] build relationships like in University an wo::rk an

INT: [mmhm]

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TRE: so they’re sort of friends but eh yu you know you have

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TRE: different types of frie::nds

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TRE: >d’youse< know what I’m [say::ing like] as

INT: [yea different groups] an [like xxx relationships]

TRE: [yea like different relation]ships some are more like family [and] some are people you go out and have a drink with

INT: [mm]

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TRE: no somebody else will



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TRE: some you’ll see like in a wo:::rk relationship and

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INT: yea


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INT: yea=

TRE: =yea

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INT: so what what kind of (.) em:: so you’ve been friends with Tom for twelve years=

TRE: =yea

INT: this friend

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INT: em::

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INT: and

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INT: what what kind of things would you do together to yea sort of pass the ti::me what kind of=

TRE: =yea

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TRE: ↑eh:



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TRE: we’d play golf:: eh

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TRE: eh


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TRE: poo::l

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TRE: bow::lin



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INT: mm=


TRE: =eh

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TRE: now when we see each other (.) na we we used to play eh

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TRE: when we were young before we’d go

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TRE: xx club xx he’s married now (.) my ad um

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TRE: and >I’m engaged< an

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TRE: marry her (.) when we were living at home like and that it was eh

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TRE: it was different >it would< it would be like Friday Saturday an Sunday an

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TRE: now we like we play golf couple times a week where as you grow up an you get all the commitments=

INT: =mmhm=

TRE: =and I think (.) things change but we still get the odd game of golf em:

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TRE: like ↑work commitments like he’s he’s working like he runs his own business now so I mean

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TRE: your commitments are different so its hard to try you know

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TRE: you can’t just decide >oh I’m gonna fo gonna play golf< couple times this week an

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INT: yea::=

TRE: =and stuff so

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TRE: and like the weekend when I’m like you sort out spending time with your partner and em cause you haven’t seen



(0.5)

TRE: they cause they’re working or out an that so you don’t really feel like saying

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TRE: aw I’m just gonna I’m just gonna leave you for four hours and go and play golf and


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INT: yea:

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INT: yea you want to spend more time=


TRE: =yea

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INT: time with your partner=

TRE: =yea

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INT: yea


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INT: so is that em (.) so you feel li like the the activities that that you do to get the have (.) changed since since you’ve known each other

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TRE: They have changed we’re lucky eh even (.) mi my partner and his partner they get on really well so



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INT: [mm:]

TRE: [I mean]

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TRE: like (.)they can have girlie night and

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TRE: ah um

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TRE: we can go off like eh (.) to the pub or something or

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TRE: now so so so it work works quite well so

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INT: yea=

TRE: =and for eh

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TRE: I think for quite a lot of it we just like to have barbeques now sitting around drinking [rather than] going out



INT: [°ha ha ha°]

TRE: down the [slow xxxx xxx]

INT: [ha ha ha ha]

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INT: [that’s age for you eh::]

TRE: [for we did we used to] (.) and you get older and your fin::d that it takes three of four days to recover and its just like no

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INT: yea::[ha ha ha] ha ha ha



TRE: [don’t want a hangover]

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INT: .hh can’t cope with that [much] to [di:]

TRE: [yea] [especially] if you

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TRE: when you’re wo::rking the next day or [something its just] like oh I won’t mhm and you just wanna die::=


INT: [mmhmm]

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INT: [yea:: ha ha]

TRE: [it’s it’s all right] when your before twenty one and you know

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TRE: you di >you just don’t get<



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TRE: you just don’t get hung↑over and then (.) you know

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TRE: after twenty one each year slowly gets worse I find



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INT: yea (.) [yea]

TRE: [mhm]

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TRE: either that or or I’m drinking more mhm [eh ha ha ha ha]

INT: [ha ha ha ha]

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INT: .hhh so would you say that think that the (.) the (.) the activities you do together as friends now::



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INT: tend to be sort of mo::re

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INT: em relaxed::



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TRE: [yea]

INT: than [than] what you used to [previously] in terms of [like say drinking after xxx xx]

TRE: [yea] [def definitely more that’s for sure] when a

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TRE: eighteen nineteen an that we’d go



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TRE: go ous go about

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TRE: seven o’clock at night we’d go till two three o’clock in the morning an=



INT: =mmhm

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TRE: like eh

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TRE: I’ve ave

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TRE: I I’d got a a i::ll eh (.) I’ve got M E so

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INT: [okay]

TRE: [like I] was different pe::rson before so

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TRE: I could I could go all night I’d be like dancing from eight o’clock at night till three o’clock in the mor::ning like a foo::l an


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INT: yea=

TRE: =whereas now like an xxx

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TRE: you know u:: (.) just go out

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TRE: prefer to go to restaurants and sit there and talk:: and then you know go to a club afterwards and

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INT: [okay]

TRE: [I just] spend a few hours there:: an

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TRE: we ↑[like to go somewhere where we tal::k I su::



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TRE: don’t know don’t know if it’s an a::ge thing but

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TRE: yu did (.) you didn’t ta::lk so much when we were young we just go out and we stand there and have a drink an



(0.4)

INT: [yea]

TRE: [but now] I couldn’t xxx

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TRE: dunno if its >cause we don’t see each other< as much we [(.) had to] go out and catch up an

INT: [mmhmm]

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TRE: ta::lk



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INT: [yea]

TRE: [like old men] with our with out ↑pints and [we ha ha ha ha]

INT: [ha ha ha ha]

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TRE: put the worl::d to [rights:]



INT: [ha ha]

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INT: .hh does you think it do you think it (.) then::

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INT: cause it sight sounds like you say you activities you do together have changed [so]

TRE: [yea]

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INT: from going kinda


(0.2)

INT: clubbing and partying (.) obviously seeing each other a lot [more prob]ably then

TRE: [yea]

(0.4)


INT: so no::w more relaxing and talking

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INT: d’you think that em:::

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INT: it was:: (.) your illness that that changed those activit::ies↓ or d’you think its just

(0.2)


INT: the ↑a::ge or the circumstance or or (.) or it’s the location cause your

(0.5)


INT: because you moved awa:y from each other d’you

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INT: what what what what d’you think had the biggest

(0.5)


INT: impact on

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INT: [change]

TRE: [on me yea] (.) I think

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TRE: things



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TRE: getting ill or I (.) I lost ma jo I got

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TRE: I got fired from my job [cause] (.) cause I worked for the cou::ncil



INT: [okay]

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TRE: eh

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TRE: and then a:d to come to terms wiv

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TRE: being

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TRE: I was one I was

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TRE: cam fifth in Britain’s fittest ma::n

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TRE: just before I got ill so I went from being fit to

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TRE: this so I ha::d to come [to be]

INT: [mmhm]

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TRE: terms with my life again but


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INT: yea=

TRE: = like I had

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TRE: you know you loose a lotta friends when [that happens] you know people that you trai::n with

INT: [mmhmm]

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TRE: that’s why I say Tom’s a really good frien::d cause you know



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TRE: he


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TRE: he respected as if xx what was going on and he was there to support me but he wasn’t in my fa::ce so

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INT: yea=



TRE: =I don’t think for me now

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TRE: >good to< I just had to grow and cha::nge but I think that a:: ge affects it

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INT: yea=

TRE: =as well an::

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TRE: I think when you settle dow::n and your in a relationship an



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INT: yea:=

TRE: =you

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TRE: you know like eh

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TRE: you know your part::ner sort of becomes your bu your best friend like his wife will be his best friend and like (.) Stephanie’s like

(0.2)


TRE: I suppose you’d say my proper best friend now cause

(0.4)


TRE: you’re the::re together all the time an you talk and you share stuff and=

INT: =yea

(0.2)

TRE: you know (.) although you know you talk to your friends about some things you wouldn’t


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TRE: say that you wouldn’t sha::re with your partner and stuff so

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INT: yea


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INT: okay

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INT: em


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INT: so ↑how how how about other friends I mean do you do similar (.) thing::s with other friends=

TRE: =eh::

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TRE: yea I go out (.) spread my xxx xxx ai::r

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TRE: eh (.) go out for a meal eh (.) or (.) go for a (.) drink around tow::n and

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TRE: and at wo::rk

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TRE: eh m To Tom’s still the person I will sit there till four o’clock in the morning eh::

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TRE: to ha uh ha put the wor::ld to rights with but wh when I go out like (.) it’s a

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TRE: I tend to eh:

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TRE: still get up an

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TRE: make a fool out of myself and dance and

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TRE: mm but eh

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TRE: its:: like some friends and I used to see like em

(0.2)


TRE: like eh

(0.2)


TRE: like Univer::sity and stuff and you know

(0.5)


TRE: and:: you don’t you don’t really go for a drink with em and stuff so there’s eh=

INT: =mmhmm

(0.4)

TRE: so that’s nice as well you just go for a coffee an


(0.5)

TRE: stuff and that cause eh

(1.4)

TRE: no its its its its a nice xxx its just xx thin:::g


(0.4)

TRE: you (.) you know you

(0.5)

TRE: not gonna get hango::ver or anything like [ha ha ha ha]



INT: [ha ha ha ha]

(0.4)


INT: your safe in [that knowledge] that coffee over here [yea]?

TRE: [mm yea] [yea]

(0.5)

INT: yea so there kinda slight sort of slightly different things than you [do with] other friends yea



TRE: [yea]

(0.3)


INT: .hhh em

(0.6)


INT: so you say you’ve got different groups of friends so you’ve got University pe people you met at [University↓ ]

TRE: [yea]

(0.6)

INT: eh::: and then you’ve got work colle::a[gues]



TRE: [yea]

(0.4)


INT: em

(0.5)


INT: is there any is there anyone else i in that in that partic in the particular group of friend that your

(0.3)


INT: that your close to?

(0.6)


TRE: eh::

(2.1)


TRE: no I >did have another best friend< but eh I’d known him for a long ti:me but eh

(0.3)


TRE: he started taking drugs and he changed so em we haven’t well

(0.2)


TRE: we e:: xxx gone through it

(0.5)


TRE: like I was to ill to be my friends eh best man so I was meant to be the best man an I let him down a week before the wedding

(0.4)

INT: oh [eh::]

TRE: [every]thing then

(0.3)

TRE: wi we tried to be friend carry on being friends you know but he cha::nged so much that eh


(0.7)

INT: ri[ght::]

TRE: [you] know eh::

(0.8)


TRE: I had to walk away::

(0.6)


INT: aw okay so so you so he started (.) taking [drugs] before before th his [wedding]

TRE: [yea] [yea]

(0.5)

INT: and then you couldn’t be his best [man because] of the



TRE: [yea mhm]

(0.2)


INT: [because of your illness] (.) [and] how did how did he react to that

TRE: [ yea I was too ill] [yea]

(0.3)

TRE: eh


(0.6)

TRE: ↑oh it ↑was a horrible situation cause I cause I ended up having to tell my friend I did

(1.2)

TRE: me other frien(h)d ha ha ha an be his best man an



(0.4)

TRE: I felt I felt worse and I was like

(0.2)

TRE: look if you really need someone to do it I’ll do it and he was like no:: you can’t do it your too ill an



(0.4

INT: [mmhmm]

TRE: [it it was just a] nightmare an

(0.8)


INT: yea:: and how did that make you feel [know knowing] that you couldn’t

TRE: [eh::]

(0.2)

INT: [couldn’t be the °best man for him°]



TRE: [oh and you feel crap and that] cause especially when you’d eh

(0.8)

TRE: know you’re close friends cause you’d feel you you to be sort of in the middle cause (.) you know like cause you’ve got two best frien::ds an was like

(0.3)


TRE: hang o(h)n ha (.) you know phe ha

(0.3)


TRE: ha

(0.2)


INT: [yea absolutely]

TRE: [what do you do] hmhph

(0.2)

INT: yea::: so and then



(0.3)

INT: so


(0.4)

INT: em what what do you feel that changed then after that incident well not being able to be best man what how d’you feel that

(0.3)

INT: .hh that changed your friendship?



(0.6)

TRE: eh:::

(1.8)

TRE: I don’t re::



(0.5)

TRE: I don’t ↓know mean just eh:

(0.2)

TRE: you know eh



(0.5)

TRE: Jim he you just eh

(0.3)

TRE: he just kept getting worse and worse and more selfish and selfish and



(0.3)

TRE: [he was] saying nasty things about (.) my friends eh

INT: [mhm]

(0.5)


TRE: wife behind her back an

(0.4)


TRE: like and that an

(0.2)


TRE: you know and then he used to come to my friend saying stuff about me like trying to play us off an

(0.7)


TRE: like I >didn’t say anything< (.) I was just like (.) you know

(0.5)


TRE: I’ve had enough

(0.2)

TRE: [my friend] carried on an he’s like

INT: [mmhm]

(0.2)

TRE: well you got to make an effort so I made the effort and each time it was just like your getting more and more


(0.3)

TRE: let dow::n I was just like you know there’s no point=

INT: =yea

(0.2)


TRE: and that was it you know you xxx

(0.6)


TRE: and it start effecting

(0.3)


TRE: you an (.) per::sonally an how you fee::l and

(0.9)


INT: [yes]

TRE: [cause] people do change over ti::me an

(0.2)

INT: yea


(0.2)

TRE: you know events and life affects people so you

(0.7)

TRE: no its its understandable but when you get to a certain point where you think hang on this is



(0.2)

TRE: its just not wor::king=

INT: =mm

(0.5)


TRE: ss

(0.5)


TRE: suppose like you know when you had em (.) bad relationship in the past you know and it comes to the time when you say hands [up] you know

INT: [mm]

(0.2)

TRE: not not doing me eh:: (.) any good you gotta



(0.2)

TRE: >you gotta< walk away:

(0.2)

INT: yea


(0.5)

INT: how how when when d’you think you know when that points is (.) [would you say?]

TRE: [yea]

(2.3)


TRE: eh when you start getting angry about it I’d say and you know you know and it it

(0.3)

TRE: it can have

(0.3)


TRE: s’more bad things than positive things [about it]

INT: [mmhm]

(0.2)

TRE: [of of a] relationship an its just like



INT: [mmhm]

(0.3)


TRE: >you know<

(0.4)


TRE: he

(0.3)


TRE: its just like hang on he’s really

(0.7)


TRE: making hay may hay hate him and its just like

(0.2)


TRE: no

(0.4)


TRE: when you start feeling like that you know it’s a bad place to go so

(0.5)


TRE: I mean

(0.2)


TRE: I think its better to walk away than

(0.8)


TRE: keep getting hu::rt an you know an (.) getting into (.) fights and arguments an s

(0.6)


TRE: [life’s] too short for that

INT: [yea]

(0.4)

INT: so you kinda weigh up



(0.3)

INT: the think [kind of negatives and positives] in that in that [sense when] it becomes more detrimental to you::

TRE: [pros and cons] [yea]

(0.5)


INT: that’s [when you] think it’s time to to [walk away]

TRE: [yea] [cause when its] affecting your friends and your [relationship with] other people as well an

INT: [mmhm]

(0.7)


INT: yea::

(0.5)

TRE: naw >you gotta gotta< (.) s:uppose it’s like the greater good you gotta take everything into consideration and an=

INT: =mmhm

(1.2)

TRE: you just harra make the choice sometimes choices in life aren’t easy but I mean you know


(0.8)

TRE: you have to make them

(0.4)

INT: absolutely so how’d



(0.2)

INT: how did you go about then

(0.3)

INT: em (.) ending that friendship?



(0.3)

INT: in that sense

(0.4)

TRE: eh::



(2.4)

TRE: dunno it wa it was weird the levels xxx xxx

(0.2)

TRE: past the last year I was eh taking ah



(0.4)

TRE: a friend and and his wife out to dinner

(0.6)

TRE: in it cause they had taken myself to dinner a few times cause I’d become a student an all



(0.2)

INT: yea=

TRE: =wasn’t wor::king so I was oh like ah like a thank you for you know

(0.4)


TRE: you know (.) look helping us out an stuff so

(0.3)


TRE: >he was just like<

(0.3)


TRE: xx a xxxx

(0.3)


TRE: I’m coming along an I was like (.) yea de I said this this dinner is y’know

(0.5)


TRE: eh a thank a thank an havin a going out another date for my birthday an

(0.3)


TRE: I just felt he was being abusive to me so I just like oh

(0.3)


TRE: I tell you what

(0.4)

TRE: forget it an

(0.5)


INT: [right]

TRE: [I’m no(h)] eh >I was like I was like< don’t don’t don’t call me we’ll call you I was just like

(0.3)

TRE: the fact that I was that I was



(0.4)

TRE: that was it an

(1.1)

TRE: no


(0.7)

TRE: he


(0.4)

TRE: but I think I think he got the message that I were just

(0.7)

TRE: had enough



(0.2)

TRE: nothing at all in my voice an

(0.6)

TRE: that haven’t bothered



(0.4)

TRE: calling him and he hasn’t called me so

(0.2)

INT: okay



(0.4)

TRE: that’s not definitely not friendship it was eh

(0.4)

TRE: I always think it was sad cause it all



(0.7)

TRE: known him since I was eh

(0.5)

TRE: sixteen in ↑college [so I mean it was] it was a long (.) [it was a long eh]



INT: [okay] [you’d know him] for [a long time]

TRE: [old friendship an]

(0.2)

TRE: so we hadn’t



(0.4)

TRE: di di did [but he’d changed] so much into someone I didn’t recognise any more an

INT: [mmhm]

(0.4)

INT: ye[a:::]

TRE: [an that that] (.) that’s the problem with him

(0.5)

INT: yea


(0.7)

INT: yea:

(0.8)

INT: and em



(1.6)

INT: and then

(0.2)

INT: you you sort of mentioned that you know not not being able to be best best man



(0.5)

INT: you felt had some impact on the relation[ship]

TRE: [yea]

(0.2)


INT: .hh did this coincide with him (.) him taking

(0.7)


INT: drugs as [as we::ll]

TRE: [I think that’s what I eh he went to Australia earlier

(0.8)

TRE: and an: (.)°mphm°



(0.2)

TRE: that’s when our relationship bit eh [change it] was (.) eh few years ago two thousand and three

INT: [mmhm]

(0.5)


TRE: um

(0.3)


TRE: like

(0.3)


TRE: for us pu (.) I I started going out with eh

(0.8)


TRE: Stephanie my partner an

(0.5)


TRE: eh

(0.5)


TRE: like he was always like

(0.7)


TRE: oh:: you gonna go up on Saturday you coming out it was like ho::me

(0.3)


TRE: I’m wi Stephanie an

(0.5)

TRE: you know I’d when I’d want when I was like eighteen I was like are you coming out and he’d like (.) oh I can’t come out I’ve got no pants cle::an and stuff like [that an]

INT: [right] okay

TRE: eh and this sorta changed like when I when I when I got a relationship he wanted to go out all the time I was like

(0.2)


INT: ok[ay]

TRE: [hang on] you know ha ha

(0.2)

INT: yea:



(0.30)

TRE: >don’t know< and then he went to Australia little but I think he started dabbling with drugs and stuff over ther::e (.) with some of his friends an

(0.3)

INT: ok[ay]



TRE: [and he] came back and he do but he was different but

(0.3)


TRE: you know (.) I kept on

(0.7)


TRE: trying:: [an]

INT: [mmh]mm

(0.3)

TRE: >but it was getting< you don’t you don’t a good friends a good friend an=



INT: =yea

(0.5)


TRE: but

(0.3)


TRE: s’only so much you can

(0.6)


TRE: d[o]

INT: [you] can take

(0.2)

INT: yea (.) absolutely so you feel like



(0.2)

INT: .hh that when when you got into a relationship (.) that had an impact as well

(0.2)

INT: for him [became he] felt like he didn’t [have]



TRE: [yea] [yea] before he felt he probably felt hurt like

(0.3)


TRE: and he Trev us Trev was always there you know just give him a call and he’d be on a Saturday night and I’d be like uh

(0.3)


TRE: hang on you know

(0.2)


TRE: some night I was a wassa

(0.2)

TRE: I wasn’t [the::re an]

INT: [yea]

(1.1)

TRE: you know an


(0.4)

TRE: but I was older eh him was nearly twenty-one you know and you sounding like you start (.) settling down anyway

(0.4)

TRE: and I don’t wanna go out drinking till four five o’clock in the morning em=



INT: =yea

(0.5)


TRE: you know come out for a few hours an

(0.8)


TRE: but again I got i::ll so

(0.3)


TRE: everything was changing for me anyway so=

INT: =yea

(0.5)

TRE: so


(0.5)

TRE: its just eh

(0.2)

INT: [so it wasn’t]



TRE: [its complicated]

(0.3)


INT: ye[a]

TRE: [m]


(0.5)

INT: an eh absolutely

(0.5)

INT: em


(0.2)

INT: so that so em::

(0.3)

INT: T↓o↑m (.) the guy you were talking about a eh the beginning



(0.3)

INT: em how how long how long can you imagine staying friends with Tom for

(0.5)

TRE: probably be friends forever me and Tom an



(0.3)

TRE: we’ve had two

(0.2)

TRE: but eh some we’ve had our eh


(0.3)

TRE: we’ve fallen out eh an you know as mates (.) as family do an that

(0.2)

TRE: [we’ve had] ar::guments we’ve disagreed and stuff an that but


INT: [yea]

(0.4)


TRE: you know

(0.3)


TRE: we’ve always both (.) I suppose you could say it’s a

(1.0)


TRE: don’t know if its my life an like eh he’s he’sees his like

(0.3)


TRE: texted each other an I said I’m sorry I’ve gone like

(0.3)


TRE: yea yea we’re a bit were a bit stupid an you know we’ve just sort of like [put up our hands an]

INT: [made up]

(0.3)

INT: [ha ha ha]



TRE: [cat and] carried on an

(0.6)


TRE: that’s why I suppose that’s a sign of a

(0.6)


TRE: a >good friend< cause you have a like other friends so when I trained used to have lots of training

(0.3)


TRE: friends the (.) the people I trained about

(0.2)


TRE: [once I was] unable to tra::in

INT: [mmhm]

(0.7)

TRE: like a lot lot of my friends



(0.2)

TRE: stopped being friends and all the fitness instructors that were friends with were just like=

INT: =mmhmm

(0.5)


TRE: the sort of

(0.2)

TRE: slo slowly and slowly and that you might be contacting them and like you know (.) its stu get its getting longer and longer for them to contact you back [and its jut like]

INT: [yea::]

(0.6)

TRE: oh you know they’re not really


(0.5)

TRE: true friends they’re only friends

(0.6)

TRE: from



(0.5)

TRE: like that eh

(0.2)

TRE: a community sense of



(0.3)

TRE: you know you’ve

(0.5)

TRE: once you’ve lost the that things that’s in common=



INT: =yea

(0.3)


TRE: and that that the sort of breaks the eh

(0.3)


TRE: tie:: I suppose

(0.2)


INT: I was just gonna ask you why why

(0.2)


INT: why d’you think then that

(0.3)


INT: that

(0.3)


INT: what what’s different within those within those friendships so there’s friendships at wor::k

(0.3)


TRE: yea=

INT: =and then like you say someone like Tom whose a very close friend

(0.3)

INT: who stuck by you when you got ill



(0.5)

INT: em::

(0.5)

INT: what what what d’you think is different within those those those two sort of friendships that makes: (.) Tom more long stan[ding if you like]



TRE: [yea (.) I think] with eh

(0.3)


TRE: Tom is eh

(0.2)

TRE: I was like his instructor an I helped him lose weight an=

INT: =mmhm=

TRE: =you know I

(0.2)


TRE: I helped him when he was going through a bad [time so:]

INT: [mmhm]

(0.2)

TRE: you know and em he’s helped helped me an



(0.3)

TRE: whereas other frie:nds and that you know

(0.2)

TRE: they’re your friends cause you see them every day and your training and your doing stuff [but]



INT: [ye]a

(0.4)


TRE: I think cause I went

(0.4)


TRE: outside of them all although I wasn’t there like (.) six seven days a week train::ing with them an

(0.5)


INT: mmhmm=

TRE: =you know

(0.3)

TRE: its sort of like



(0.3)

TRE: ↓aw I’d left the group kin:d of thing if you understand what=

INT: =yea

(0.2)


INT: so its almost [like] you’ve got just that one thing in common with [those] people

TRE: [mhm] [yea]

INT: whereas with somebody that your

(0.6)


INT: closer to you’ve got [(.) mo::re things]

TRE: [you’ve got all those tie:s]

(0.2)

INT: yea


(0.2)

TRE: cause I mean

(0.3)

TRE: training with people (.) an you know going out for a drink with them ssus stuff



(0.2)

TRE: its like a

(0.3)

TRE: a social thing more I suppose suppose like the bond was the train::[ing an] working with


INT: [mmhm]

TRE: with these people

(0.4)

TRE: you know


(0.2)

TRE: like when you go outside them all and you know you

(0.4)

TRE: you know like when your deployed to another depa::rtment its just like



(0.3)

TRE: oh he’s he’s not with us anymo::re an=

INT: =yea

(0.8)


TRE: cause I went from being a fitness instructor

(0.5)


TRE: I was off for a year an that an end of pe

(0.5)


TRE: come back and work in eh en mackin in the management office (.) of

(0.7)


TRE: the accounts of the sports centre so it was like [it was one] of them as well eh

INT: [right okay]

(0.4)

TRE: oh he’s not one of us any more he’s he’s with the managers an



(0.3)

TRE: type of thing an [you know how] people get its like its like

INT: [right]

(0.4)


TRE: °it’s a o::h° (.) he’s turned on us and that you know

(0.2)


TRE: you know he’s friends with the managers and he talks and he has a laugh and joke with them

(0.6)


TRE: then I got transferred to education and then it was like

(0.6)

TRE: oh he’s a he he’s nothing to do with spo:rt any more an=

INT: =right [(.) in like] he’s in the dark side or [someth(h)ing] ha ha

TRE: [that’s it] [xx hu xx] yea cause I got redeployed to education so >you end up< making new friends and

(0.2)


INT: [yea]

TRE: [an then en] then I went back to spo:rt an then like the friends like you made in education was like

(0.3)

TRE: ow you go back to spor(h)t you know you go you go back to another department its just like



(0.2)

TRE: eh I’m still the same per::son but eh [yu:: sac sac] its how people

INT: [yea]

(0.2)


TRE: in their own mi::nds

(0.5)


TRE: as if they form their own eh opinions and stuff an

(0.3)


INT: [yea]

TRE: [no like]

(0.2)

TRE: their own bonds yea suppose suppose like you know



(0.2)

TRE: your part to you an he’s like he’s not part of our team >he’s on another he’s on a he’s got<

(0.5)

TRE: its just like you being in football like an you play for Everton and you go and play for Liverpool and the fans are like



(0.6)

TRE: you know eh ha [ha ha ha ha em:: and] it’s just like hang:: on you know

INT: [yes choose between (.) either side]

(0.2)


TRE: where where does his loyalty lie:: an

(0.2)


TRE: [when yous sent to these] places you have no contro::l over you just

INT: [yea:: en]

(0.6)

TRE: your your just a sheep aren’t you when you’re the pawn you just go whatever they tell you to do to try and keep your [job an]


INT: [not easy yea]

(0.2)


TRE: but (.) people are

(0.5)


TRE: some people are I suppose you could say people are shallow an

(0.6)


TRE: in some senses I and stuff but

(0.8)


TRE: never to learn next way ensuring you learn from them

(0.7)


TRE: you grow so

(0.5)


INT: so di so did you form any lasting friendships from the times when you moved from

(0.4)


INT: em:: like you say from the management side to then the education side did you form any [friendships?]

TRE: [eh]=

INT: =when you were changing job (.) s::?=

TRE: =>I didn’t< the management I worked with an that they still email me now >an I see around<

(0.3)

TRE: I do because eh (.) they didn’t want



(1.2)

TRE: to s:: to eh

(0.3)

TRE: other called er eh



(0.6)

TRE: incapacity

(0.2)

TRE: I was incapable of doing my job as a fitness instructor [so]



INT: [right]

(0.4)


TRE: I got my contract terminated >they didn’t wanna do it< but it was eh

(0.6)


TRE: cause it was the council and they were short of

(0.5)


TRE: money

(0.4)


TRE: mwam

(0.3)


TRE: um

(0.6)

TRE: my job was eh:

(0.4)


TRE: fifteen grand they could sa:ve so [eh it was sort] of

INT: [right]

(0.5)

TRE: bye-bye



(0.2)

INT: yea


(0.5)

TRE: and I app xx (.) I still get the odd email an how you doing how’s Univer::sity an

(0.7)

TRE: [you know] but put



INT: [okay]

(0.3)


TRE: it was eh I di did form friendships with them while I

(0.2)


TRE: but (.) I think cause I was like (.) you know

(0.2)


TRE: a few of the managers I was the same age like

(0.8)


TRE: their sons and daughters so I thought

(0.3)


TRE: like I’m you know cause

(0.3)


TRE: I was ill an (.) I did make the effort to

(0.2)


INT: mmh[m]

TRE: [to] work and stuff I think they sort of respected that so they all stayed in

(0.5)

INT: stayed[ in contact]



TRE: [in touch but]

(0.2)


TRE: ↑but I wou wouldn’t

(0.8)


TRE: call them proper friends cause they’re just like you know associates that you know that you know

(0.2)


TRE: [how easy] you know how’s your wife and daughter and you know

INT: [yea]

(0.3)

TRE: act it’s like (.) oh how are you and Stephanie and in an email an


(0.2)

TRE: an you email back and if you saw them an that you’d have a pint with them an you know=

INT: =yea=

TRE: =saw them in the street you’d stop them and shake hands an so walk on

(0.2)

INT: yea=


TRE: =you know its that

(0.3)


TRE: you know its just the:re

(0.2)


TRE: it’s a friendship but its not a

(1.1)


TRE: a best friend type of [(.) friend]ship

INT: [yea]

(0.3)

INT: yea


(0.4)

INT: and [> its very<] different

TRE: [mmhm]

(0.3)


TRE: yea its different relationship

(0.2)


INT: yea::

(1.3)


INT: okay

(0.7)


INT: em::

(0.8)


INT: and then >can you think about the< friends that you had at school

(0.3)


TRE: oh (.) [god eh schoo::l?]

INT: [eh ha ha ha ha]

(0.3)

INT: [.hhh .hhh ha ha ha ]



TRE: [oh we’re talking a long ti::me ago now I would have thought eh ha] ha ha [heh he ha]

INT: [can you tell me

INT: anything about the friends that you had a [school]

TRE: [eh::]

(0.9)

TRE: school? eh



(0.4)

TRE: well I

(0.4)

TRE: not a: lot



(0.4)

TRE: quite a few friends in

(0.4)

TRE: school but I went to an all boys school so eh::


(0.3)

INT: tsk okay

(0.2)

TRE: well (.) I went to a rough all boys schoo::l I went to ((SCHOOL NAME)) comprehensive schoo::l


(0.2)

INT: right=

TRE: =eh

(1.2)


TRE: quite rough

(0.6)


TRE: eh yea: so eh:

(1.2)


TRE: eh

(0.4)


TRE: I had lots of friends but eh

(0.8)


TRE: well they

(0.6)


TRE: suppose no one I had really wanted to stay an

(1.0)


TRE: so truth cause of the

(0.4)


TRE: it was like eh

(0.4)


TRE: three classes of people you had there

(0.2)


TRE: the people who were really rough and really nau::ghty >you’d have the< (.) really intelligent ones that the teachers gave the

(0.3)


TRE: attention and there’s the quiet ones like me and=

INT: =right=

TRE: =yea

(0.2)


TRE: so eh (.) I just eh

(0.6)


TRE: I was I was dyslexic as we↑ll and:: I didn’t know at that times I thought I was thick so at school I was qui::et an

(0.4)


TRE: I just kept myself to myself although I did have friends an

(0.7)


TRE: stuff like that but eh

(0.4)


TRE: school wasn’t eh one of my favourite

(0.9)

TRE: [pla::ces]

INT: [so it wasn’t] a great experi[ence]

TRE: [no::w]

(0.3)


INT: yea

(0.3)


TRE: °no::w°=

INT: =em:::

(0.7)

INT: and


(0.7)

INT: did you have the same group of friends throughout school or:: did you change:::=

TRE: =eh

(0.7)


TRE: eh it’s funny (.) ad a friend’s a junior school and I went to senior school so we’d sort of all stay friends

(0.6)


TRE: all the way through [school] but there’s other friends you know from other schools

INT: [mmhm]

TRE: and

(0.4)


TRE: other classes and

(0.5)


TRE: >and I would<

(0.3)


TRE: xx

(0.2)


TRE: we’d go up tow::n and you know and stuff an

(0.4)


TRE: no go round to each other’s house an

(0.8)


TRE: stuff an

(1.0)


TRE: I’ve::eh

(0.3)


TRE: I put in

(1.2)


TRE: I I do don’t suppose we’re friends enough to eh::

(0.3)


TRE: you know we all went off and did our own different thing::s we’ve

(0.3)


TRE: [like some went ]off to eh a:: levels at Univer::sity have

INT: [mmhm]

(0.3)

TRE: like I went


(0.4)

TRE: I went (.) I went to college cause eh

(0.7)

TRE: I didn’t do that well in my g c s ee::s >cause I was<


(0.5)

TRE: I was dyslexic an=

INT: =mmhm=

TRE: =and so you know we just all (.) sort of went our own

(0.6)

TRE: separate way after schoo::l



(0.3)

INT: yea


(0.5)

INT: so did you stay in contact with any of your friends from [school]?

TRE: [eh::]

(0.3)


TRE: tsk (.)↑talk to a few of them on ↓facebook [and eh:: msn] still an:: (.) what (.) er::

INT: [right]

(0.3)

TRE: you know (.) we’d catch up an that you know how you doing like eh



(0.4)

TRE: when I moved back to Wa::les eh

(0.4)

TRE: one one lads eh:: in the police force now an



(0.3)

TRE: [>you know< so] we do eh::

INT: [okay]

(0.2)


TRE: eh we do stay in touch eh

(0.3)


TRE: but

(0.6)


TRE: now eh I wouldn’t say we were friends like eh (.) we used to be we’ve (.)

(0.2)


INT: [mmhhmm]

TRE: [we were] kids then and you know

(0.3)

TRE: as a kid you don’t really know



(0.9)

TRE: mhm


(0.2)

TRE: much about anything you think you d(h)o but

(0.7)

TRE: [but I mean it a:::ll changes when when when you grow up you start wor::king an


INT: [xx]

(0.2)


INT: yea::: absolutely >its just when you go< in different directions [as w as well] from school

TRE: [yea]

(0.4)

INT: so are you in (.) are you in close contact cause facebook’s an interesting one in terms of friendship I [think because]



TRE: [yea]

(0.5)


INT: em you can kinda be friends with somebody but also eh from like you say have that

(0.4)


INT: that [distance] as well so that you can[catch ]up

TRE: [eh] [yea]

(0.2)

TRE: yea


(0.3)

TRE: you catch up when you want to or rather you know you can just like

(0.5)

TRE: >yea likeback an



(0.2)

INT: yea=

TRE: =naw:: I wouldn’t say its like a close friendship its just like

(1.5)


TRE: you get them like wo::rk all times eh::

(0.4)


TRE: well what what is nice that you know

(0.8)


TRE: naw in touch with him we do keeps

(0.3)


TRE: se::

(0.3)


TRE: eh Trevor and I we’re gonna meet up and have a [dri::nk an ]

INT: [ha ha aha]

(0.2)

INT: [has it happened] yet



TRE: [we live]

(0.2)


TRE: eh we haven’t got around to it yet no (.) ha ha ha

(0.2)

INT: its hard when you’ve got different life [styles] going on as well isn’t it=

TRE: [yea]

TRE: =yea

(0.6)


INT: so have you have you done that since then school have you met up with your school friends since school?

(0.3)


TRE: I’ve met a few eh:: around town and stuff (.)[ just bumped into] them and we’ve had a drink

INT: [mmhm]

TRE: and stuff and that but eh

(0.4)


TRE: haven’t all really gone out more

(0.5)


TRE: know why:: mmhm ha (.) ha [he ha] ha ha I was gonna say cause eh am um

INT: [yea]

(1.3)

TRE: no I’m um quite different to eh em a lot of the eh people I went to school with an



(0.3)

INT: mmh[m]

TRE: [I] try to distance myself from

(1.3)


TRE: that world I don’t know whether that’s good or eh

(0.6)


TRE: av done xx a few people I suppose you could say but eh

(0.3)


TRE: I’d class as

(0.4)


TRE: scallies and you know and I had nu nothing to do with that side so I’ve moved

(0.8)


INT: moved away [from there]

TRE: [moved away] an you [know] I moved to the city centre an

INT: [yea]

(0.5)


TRE: you know trying to go

(0.5)


TRE: my caree::r going I get eh (.) but

(0.3)


TRE: >I had a< (.) really good career an

(0.5)

TRE: I lost that so I’m trying to rebui::ld

(0.2)


INT: yea=

TRE: =my career and everything so

(0.8)

INT: and you feel that those friendships might not (.) be::



(0.8)

INT: particularly sort of productive

(0.3)

INT: for you then (.) [with this new change]



TRE: [eh (.) eh it’s a different life] wasn’t it and eh your [different] when your at school an

INT: [mmhm]

(0.4)

TRE: and I’ve (.) and I’ve changed a lot more than what they eh



(0.5)

TRE: the quiet person who’ll sit there anymore an

(0.4)

TRE: °en don’t° (.) don’t get me wrong I’m not eh (.) overally loud or anything



(0.3)

INT: [yea]

TRE: [yea]

(0.3)


TRE: I’ve

(0.2)


TRE: I tend to sit there and take things in but if they’ve got something to say I’ll

(0.3)


TRE: say it whereas when I was younger I’d just be like

(1.0)


TRE: yea whatever

(0.3)


INT: yea=

TRE: =and that fraid

(0.9)

TRE: sometimes I still think that



(0.2)

TRE: people would prefer me the way(h) (.) I am am I am now cause eh

(0.7)

TRE: now

(0.3)

TRE: >cause if say something< I’m like that

(0.3)

TRE: I don’t like that I’ll just like yea okay whatever and that’s (h) life an ha ha (.) eh ha see you later an [ha ha ha]


INT: [yea]

(1.0)


INT: so d’you think without facebook then d’you think you’d have

(0.50)


INT: been in contact with the people that you ↑are in contact with from school?

(1.0)


TRE: probably never really bothered no: it’s just eh

(0.3)


TRE: found em (.) when I signed up put my eh

(0.3)


TRE: now you put your school and [everything in]

INT: [mmhm]

(0.5)

TRE: most people start a message eh uh like a oh



(0.2)

TRE: how are you doing> and I is like eh<

(0.4)

TRE: oh god I haven’t talked to you since like eh



(0.4)

TRE: nineteen ninety fi::ve (.) and you kn(h)ow [what I m(h)ean]

INT: [ha ha ha]

(0.3)


INT: >eh yea<

(0.2)


TRE: en n:: cause that’s like when I left schoo::l I was like

(0.3)


TRE: so so its like you know you catch up and then like you know

(0.3)


INT: mmhmm=

TRE: =like eh

(0.3)

TRE: pom send me msn address and if your on-line like and that an



(0.3)

TRE: yea we like an that

(0.5)

TRE: >and maybe we’ll<


(0.2)

TRE: like at first with a catch up and say why haven’t we done that and now its just like a

(0.3)

TRE: pop eh or how’s things going and all that one of one of thems now a teacher so I was like


(0.3)

TRE: how’s your job going as a teahe::r and you know

(0.5)

TRE: the [other one] like I was say::ing is in the police I was like



INT: [yea]

(0.3)


TRE: you know

(0.7)


TRE: how how’s your arrest rate doing and stuff like [th(h)at ha ha]

INT: [ha ha ha]

(0.2)

INT: so ↑quite kind of [casua:::l]conversations:: [(.) y]ea



TRE: [↑yea] [yea]

(0.6)


INT: yea

(0.2)

INT: and >how how how



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