Growing up, I didn’t have a best friend. It wasn’t until my 30s that I can safely say I obtained a true best friend. A best friend is someone you can always count on, through thick and thin. At least, that is what most people think. Is there a code that best friends should follow? A document that outlines the ins and outs of the BFF relationship.
I am a bit of a flawed friend. I find myself doing and saying things I probably shouldn’t. The BFF code was instituted to cover the ass of those like me. People who commit the following acts of UN-friendly-ness against said BFF.
Here are 10 friend faux pas that should be covered by the “code:”
1. Was I Late?
Maybe I was late, or maybe you told me the wrong time. Who am I kidding?
Of course, I was late. I have never been on time in my life. You know I am always late, so you must accept it and move forward. Why are you so pissed?
2. Did I Borrow That?
I may have borrowed it or stole it. Does it really matter? If you love me as much as you say you do, you’ll let it slide. I can’t promise I will give it back to you, but it looks better on me anyway. Right?
3. I Forgot My Purse
Can you pay for coffee today? You know I will get you back next time. If not next time, the time after that, or maybe the time after that. You know I’m good for it.
4. Can I ask you for a favor?
Not a big favor, just a small favor. Can my extended family of five stay with you for like ten days while we renovate our house? I promise we won’t get in the way. Oh, by the way, they’re bringing their dog too.
5. Can I pick the movie?
I want to see Sharknado 3. It will be epic, I promise. I know you hated the last two, but this one is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.
6. I don’t remember that. Are you sure you told me?
I mean, you forget a lot of stuff. Oh, wait…I forget a lot of stuff. What were we talking about again?
You wanna grab a margarita?
7. I may have broken this.
But maybe someone else broke it. I don’t think I broke it, but I did make coffee last, and now the grinder is broken. I’ll buy you a new one the next time I go shopping. I promise.
8. Are you going to finish that?
You don’t really need another donut. Aren’t you going to Mexico in a few weeks? Put that down and back away from the plate.
9. We’re good, right?
I know we had that fight, but I’m sorry if you’re sorry. Are you sorry? I mean, you were really mean. Oh, I was mean too?
So, if you have a best friend who is guilty of anything on this list, forgive them. Having a best friend is like have a second marriage. We often under appreciate the ones we love the most. I would lay my life down for my best friend, that is, if I can manage to be on time to help them out.