A few years back, before I had any doubts and when I was a hardcore JW, I remember a super-pioneer-JW sister was conversing with me. I made the comment about some of my friends at work (all non-witnesses). She stops me mid sentence and says "Friends? You mean just associates, right? Surely you don't consider those worldly people at work your friends".
Even as a JW, I personally never had an attitude quite this strict. I rarely ever hung out or went to eat with non-witness workmates, but I certainly called them my friends.
What about you? Did you have JW friends like this?