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The Wide Bride Divide

| Friendly | January 25, 2014

(A high school friend of mine has promised that two other friends and I that we would be her bridesmaids if she got married. A short time later she gets engaged. She chooses one of the three of us to be her maid of honor, but the other two of us are not chosen to be bridesmaids.)

Friend: “[Bride], I don’t want to be rude, but you had promised [Me] and I that we could be your bridesmaids. Did we do something wrong?”

Bride: “No. I just could only pick so many bridesmaids, and so I had to narrow down the list.”

Friend: “I understand. I’m just kind of wondering why you promised [Me] and I we could be in your wedding party and then didn’t choose us.”

Bride: “I was afraid you’d embarrass me.”

Me: “What!? Us? Why?”

Bride: “You two are skinnier than I am. You’d make me look like a whale coming down the aisle, and it’s MY day! [Maid Of honor] is bigger than me, so she’s okay.”

Some Friends Have The Patience Of A Saint

| Friendly | January 24, 2014

(Religion tends to be a common topic among my circle of friends. We are all standing around talking and the topic of saints comes up.)

Friend #1: “What’s a saint? Are they people who work for Satan or something?”

(We all just stop and stare at him.)

Friend #2: *sarcastic* “Yeah, because they always name hospitals and churches after people who work for Satan.”

Friend #1: “Oh…”

Me: “So, let me get this straight: you have no idea what a saint is… and you’re CATHOLIC?!”

Friend #1: “I’m not a very good Catholic.”

Needs Friends With A Sunnier Disposition

| Friendly | January 24, 2014

(It’s the peak of summer and the average temperature is 45°C / 113°F. I’m walking on the street with some friends when I see a guy carrying a large bag that rips open, spilling its contents on the sidewalk. As I start to help him pick everything up, my friends keep walking until one of them notices me and stops.)

Friend: “Wait, guys. [My Name] is helping that guy.”

(My other friends stop and look, but instead of helping…)

Friend: “Let’s wait here in the shade!”

Living A Very Animated Life

| Friendly | January 24, 2014

(My friend and I are standing in my driveway on a particularly windy day. It has been a few weeks since I had mowed the lawn and the grass has grown quite long. The wind is blowing around the grass in waves like they show in animes.)

Friend: “Look, the grass is blowing like it does in animes where you can sort of see the wind in the grass like a white line.”

(I look at the grass to see what he’s talking about.)

Me: “Oh, awesome! You don’t see that in real life!”

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Having A Better Hair-Day

| Friendly | January 24, 2014

(My family is in our car getting ready to leave. As a side note, my mom has been having a very bad day and is close to tears. Random woman approaches the car and taps on the glass.)

Mom: “Yes, is there anything you need?”

Random Woman: “Oh, no, I just noticed that you had a really nice hair style and you looked like you needed to hear something good.”

Mom: “Thank you! That really made my day.”

(The random woman just smiled and walked away. It was true, though. For the rest of the day my mom was smiling. It just goes to show that odd, yet thoughtful behaviour can really change a person’s day.)