Simple Friend V. Real Friend

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  1. Annie
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    another missive from my daughter:

    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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    There is allot of wisdom in that.
     
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    Oh, Kathianne, we really are friends, LOL!! :thup: :mm:
     
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    For some reason this hit a tag, seemed a good one to bmp.
     
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    It would be a good entry in the poetry thread.
     
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    That's beautiful. A real friend is hard to come by. Most people just want to be your simple friend.
     
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    Here's the rest of that:

    Anyone can stand by you when you are right, but a Friend will stand by you even when you are wrong...

    A simple friend identifies himself when he calls. A real friend doesn't have to.

    A simple friend opens a conversation with a full news bulletin on his life.

    A real friend says, "What's new with you?"

    A simple friend thinks the problems you whine about are recent.

    A real friend says, "You've been whining about the same thing for 14 years. Get off your duff and do something about it."


    ...the bolded portion being my favorite..
     
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    It's a blessing to have real friends.
     
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    To have a friend, be a friend. Got to be open to friendships.
     
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    Real friends are the ones that point and laugh at you when you fall down (as long as you weren't hurt too bad).
     

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