Friends, as idiotic as they are, are still your most treasured gifts. They come in all shapes and sizes and often come packaged with an alarming amount of trouble (read fun). All you have to do is love them unconditionally for who they are and be a part of the adventure. For instance, you will faithfully lie when their parents call. “Aunty, she just left”, “Yes Uncle, he’s here studying. Do you want me to disturb him?” or a classic “Haanji aunty. Raunak is in the bathroom. I’ll have him call you ASAP” are all the basics you learned at the. Here are some more unwritten codes of friendship and what they really mean:
You Shall Be There In A Time Of Emergency (No Excuses Barred)
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It could be a fashion emergency or a quick emotional re-boosting session, but when your friend calls you never miss to pick it up. Not only are we counting on our friends to be our rock in difficult times but also when you just need someone to watch a movie with. It is your duty to be there for breakups, deaths, quitting-jobs and everything in between.
You Will Not Judge A Friend, No Matter What
Even it is a carpet full of vomit after a long night of drinking. As a friend, you love them for who they are. If they’ve not cleaned up their home before you arrive, you won’t judge. If they’re gaining a few pounds, you won’t judge. If they’re meeting strangers on Tinder, you won’t judge. The best you can do is help them swipe left and right. Let them be.
You Will Supervise While They Screw Their Lives Over
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We have all been in a position where you want to stop your friend from making a mistake and regretting it later, but you know for a fact there’s nothing in the world that will stop them. In such grave cases, you wait your turn as a dutiful best friend with a tub of ice-cream or a bottle of wine depending on the gravity of the regret. Be there to save them from their own drama as a best friend should.
Pro Tip: You score bonus points for keeping the ‘I told you so’ speech to yourself.
You Will Always Be Real To Their Face
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Don’t be afraid to smack some common sense into your friend every now and then. Being supportive is one thing, but you can’t let them be delusional on your watch. Friends depend on each other for the truth because their dumb ass can’t see it for themselves sometimes. Help them do better and be better regardless of their unwilling self. Whatever you’re feeling, don’t bottle it up that you end up venting it out in front of third-party members. Be brave and sit down with your friend. Communicate what you feel about their doings or misdoings and tell them that it makes you mad.
Other than this, you will not forget all the basics you learned at friendship training camp! *wink*