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A posting for sadao

A simple friend has never seen you cry.
A real friend has shoulders soggy from your tears.

A simple friend doesn't know your parents' first names.
A real friend has their phone numbers in his address book.

A simple friend brings a bottle of wine to your party.
A real friend comes early to help you cook and stays late to help you clean.

A simple friend hates it when you call after he has gone to bed.
A real friend asks you why you took so long to call.

A simple friend seeks to talk with you about your problems.
A real friend seeks to help you with your problems.

A simple friend wonders about your romantic history.
A real friend could blackmail you with it.

A simple friend, when visiting, acts like a guest.
A real friend opens your refrigerator and helps himself.

A simple friend thinks the friendship is over when you HAVE an argument.
A real friend calls you after you had a fight.

A simple friend expects you to always be there for them.
A real friend expects to always be there for you!

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animal_co
Aug. 9th, 2004 02:40 pm (UTC)
I've always liked this one:

When you are sad, ...I will get you drunk and will help you plot revenge against the sorry bastard who made you sad.

When you are blue, ...I'll try to dislodge whatever is choking you.

When you smile, ...I'll know you finally got laid.

When you are scared, ...I will rag you about it every chance I get.

When you are worried, ...I will tell you horrible stories about how much worse it could be and to quit whining.

When you are confused, ...I will use little words to explain things to your dumb ass.

When you are sick, ...stay away from me until you're well again.
I don't want whatever you have.

When you fall, ...I will point and laugh at your clumsy ass.

This is my oath, ...I pledge 'till the end.

Why you may ask?
Because you're my friend!


I'm an irreverent bastard.
packy
Aug. 9th, 2004 02:49 pm (UTC)
You know, that would work, too.

I'm really posting this because of my sister's recent discovery of who her real friends are. Real friends don't make up stories about you so they can turn your other friends against you and cash in on their sympathy...

Real friends listen to those people politely, and then come to you and say "Whoa, I heard this really whacked out shit about you. It isn't true, is it?"

Of course, in your version a real friend would come with a bottle of Scotch. :)
animal_co
Aug. 9th, 2004 02:59 pm (UTC)
Absolutely yes, to all of the above. :)
lphogan
Aug. 9th, 2004 04:05 pm (UTC)
I agree to both of these versions (although my friends would bring Rum).
Real friends are rare, you got to appreciate the ones you have...and try being one yourself!
sadao
Aug. 9th, 2004 04:27 pm (UTC)
Absolutely true.
And this is why I know amorpha and astraea are my friends. This is also, incidentally, how I know YOU are my friend as well as my brother and Godfather.

See, just as some people don't have a brother that doubles as their Godfather, others have brothers who are strangers in everything but blood. I'm so glad you're not like that. YOU IS MAH PAKKO-PAKKO!

Also, I wonder why you don't have an animated Pac-man icon. For, you know, the silly moments. If you don't want to replace icons, I could fund extra iconage with my ultra-secret slush fund. ;3
packy
Aug. 9th, 2004 06:44 pm (UTC)
Re: Absolutely true.
Oh, all right. I'll get a paid account.
sadao
Aug. 9th, 2004 08:18 pm (UTC)
Re: Absolutely true.
Yay! Beware world, for Packy will soon be able to go CHOMP CHOMP. With something like THIS:

(Anonymous)
Aug. 11th, 2004 07:03 pm (UTC)
That's a beautifully written piece about a topic all too rarely discussed.
mayapple74
Sep. 8th, 2004 03:04 pm (UTC)
Love both of those versions of friendship
Hope that at the very least, you will always be my real friend, Packy. In my experience, friends are people who know everything about you and love you anyway. Also, a friend would come bail you out of jail if you got in trouble, a REAL friend would be right there in jail beside you, saying "Man THAT was AWESOME!"
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