Monday, May 19, 2008

Real friend test

A simple friend, when visiting, acts like a guest.
A real friend opens your refrigerator and helps himself (and doesn't feel even the least bit weird shutting your 'beer/Pepsi drawer' with her foot!)

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 they've 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 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!

1 Comment:

Anonymous said...

Phrases like these always make me wonder.

'Real friendship' or 'real love', what's up with that? Aren't it phrases like that that make us search for a lifetime, thinking that what we have isn't the 'real thing'? That there should be something more, something better out there?

When maybe it's already right in front of us, something beautiful and special, maybe not 'real' according to definitions, but real enough..
Maybe not fitting our expectations of how it 'should be', but special in it's own way.
Shouldn't we just cherish what we have, instead of trying to put a label on the 'realness' of it?

Don't know, maybe I'm just getting to contemplative over here??