And I bought it: hook, line, and sinker.
I never had a lot of friends growing up. I guess I never had that 'magnetic' personality that came naturally to some.
The closest friends that I did have, though, all attended to the same church as I did. My parents started dragging me to Sunday School at the Baptist Church around the corner from our home in Christchurch, New Zealand, right from a wee age. Actually, that's wrong, they didn't have to drag me, I rather enjoyed it.