Different Friends


There are friends with a little "f" and friends with a big "F."  The first is a large group with sloppy admission standards, the other an elite and time-tested crew.

A little "f" friend:   Identifies themselves when they call.

A big "F" friend:   Doesn't have to.


A Little "f" friend:   Opens a conversation with a full news bulletin on their life.

A Big "F" friend says:   "What's new with you?"


A Little "f" friend:   Thinks the problems you whine about are recent.

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


A Little "f" friend:   Has never seen you cry.

A Big "F" friend:   Has shoulders soggy from your tears.


A Little "f" friend:   Doesn't know your parent's first names.

A Big "F" friend:   Has your parents phone numbers in their address book.


A Little "f" friend:   Knows almost nothing about your family.

A Big "F" friend:   Knows the medical history, dietary habits and marital troubles of everyone on your tree.


A Little "f" friend:   Brings a bottle of wine to your party.

A Big "F" friend:   Comes early to help you cook and stays late to help you clean.


A Little "f" friend:   Calls you at 10 p.m. just to chat.

A Big "F" friend:   Knows you hate to be called after 9 p.m.


A Little "f" friend:   Wonders about your romantic history.

A Big "F" friend:   Could blackmail you with it!


A Little "f" friend:   When visiting, they act like a guest.

A Big "F" friend:   When visiting, they open your refrigerator, put they're feet on the sofa, talks back to your spouse and reprimands your children.


A Little "f" friend:   Thinks the friendship is over when you argue.

A Big "F" friend:   Knows that a friendship's not a friendship until you've had a fight.

~ Author Unknown ~

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