It’s autumn and it’s time to turn a new LEAF.
The sun has packed it’s bags and you might have been getting more emotional, thinking to yourself “Why am I so sad? Why are my friends so mean and abusive? Where did I go wronnnng?”
Well it’s New York kiddo and we are rude and crude and are typically in a bad mood.
Suck it up and grow this thing we vertebrates should have or you’ll end up with scarred wrists and awkward facial expressions making terrible noises, curled up in a ball.
Not a good image.
However, if you feel that you really have been slighted more than the usual, it’s time to shorten your short list.
You knew them for 15 some-odd years so you think that they are worth keeping, but trust me, you are better off. Way better off. Sure you can tolerate a few quirks, but these three types are a safe bet to forget.
The cheap one:
File under “conveniently loses wallet when bill comes.”
What is: one who always “borrows” yet never returns?
The ultimate promise to get you next time maker — and breaker.
The one who ends up ordering half the menu and insisting that it would be easier to just split the bill.
They will drain you and your wallet and then ask to borrow that wallet because it matches their shoes.
The passive aggressive jealous one:
You won’t miss their bitterly sarcastic, uncomfortable comments:
“Yea that’s great you got that promotion because you deserved it — not because you wear your blouse kind of low…”
They are effortless when it comes to backhanded compliments:
“Those jeans make you look so much thinner…”
They make it a goal to always return the focus back on them, no matter the reach:
“Yea, you like chocolate ice-cream? Great. Because that guy that dumped me did too.”
The co-dependent one:
They adore you when you’re single and ready to mingle along with them, disappear when they have a significant other of their own, and make your life hell when you get involved in a relationship and they are not.
This is a tricky one because when you both are on the same page, your friendship is fantastic. You feel a close bond and generally have a good time with them.
Yet when their status changes, so does your friendship.
They are out of the picture for weeks, sometimes months. So you swear them off and declare that they are awful people and you vow to never speak to them again.
And then it happens: they breakup with their flavor of the year and slither back into your welcoming arms.
And you console them and distract them and all is merry again.
Why? Because they are fun. And you have so much in common. And obviously people get busy with relationships, so it’s not that bad. Right? Wrong. They should be featured on a box of feminine hygiene product, because they are d-bags.
These three are bad news. Do not get caught up in there perceived innocence.
Stop convincing yourself otherwise: defriend physically, mentally, emotionally and of course virtually.