If you have a good friend you’re trying to get rid of… oh wait, that only happens in the movies, right?
Well how about a friend you want to keep or make? From time to time i hear people complaining that they don’t have any close friends as if the Close Friend Fairy has passed them by [Did you put your old friends under your pillow?]
As cheesesome as it may seem, i believe it’s true that the best way to make a good friend is to be one. And since i don’t think i’ve posted all that much on Friendship on my blog, i thought it was high time to give it some play. But before we get to what makes a good friend, i thought it might be helpful to hear some of the things that are likely to make people [well, me!] head for the hills in a metaphorical kind of lope.
This is a chance for you to self-evaluate and, if you do any of these things, to consider stopping them, both for the sake of any present friends you might have and also for the sake of future friends. We’ll get to the good stuff later.
i don’t know if i’ll quite hit 10, but let’s see and as i go along, if you can think of something to add to the list, please feel free to add it to the comments and i might make a post of it:
Here are Ten Ways to Lose a Friend in an as yet undetermined number of days:
 Early Responder – You know that person who responds before the respond moment in a sentence?
 Planning ahead – Your friend is still talking but you are already working on your answer.
 Just me – Ever have a friend who was a master at turning the conversation to be about themselves all the time?
 Rudely Excited – Sadly this one is my rudeness, but i’m getting better – excited interruptions…
 Late and Worse – You know that friend who is regularly late and a bonus look at Facebook Event “Maybe”