In life we have our friend friends, and our work friends. These guys are my work friends.
Generally speaking its the norm to never let these social circles collide.
No one wants to take Mark from IT to the club. Right? Nor Jenny from accounts.
But I so wish The Rat Pack were my "Hey do you want to go to the mall and get our nails did" friends. Friend A (left) of The Rat Pack has often tried to break the barrier of work friend, to friend friend by inviting me to Italy or offering to pick me up in his Ferrari and take me out for dinner. He has even suggested we open a pizza section in my shop so we can serve pizza and peonies.
I know what you think. Very great idea. Yes Indeed.