Monday, July 20, 2009

Remember Me? Your Friend?

My entire life I've always gone through girlfriends like underwear. I hang out with a girl or group of girls for a while and then eventually we lose touch and don't talk until we randomly see each other at a diner a few years down the road.

For the most part this happens because eventually they all become absolutely obsessed with a boyfriend. Yes, that's right folks. I'm not in middle school or high school or even college. I'm in my twenties and this is still happening to me. I guess I have this aura about me that draws in crazy bitches who don't know what to do with themselves if a guys not around.

Take this story for example, when I was in high school I was on the cheerleading team and I had gotten really close with the girl who was captain. I would go as far as to say that we were best friends at the time. All of a sudden, she got a boyfriend and went absolutely nuts and quit the team because it was taking away from her "Joey time". She was on that team for 7 years and she just up and quit over Joey. And let me tell you...Joey was a loser. He had graduated high school the year before and was pretty much doing nothing with his life but making enough money at his part time job to support his weed habit.

I have another friend now who is having thisproblem post college. She met this guy in college and it was nice and convenient then, but now that they're both graduated and live 5-6 hours away their devotion to each other is slightly irritating. She organizes her work schedule so that she gets all of her days off in a row so that she can make the 5 hour trip to see him. She goes to visit this guy and all he does its talk about marriage and babies (and other shit that I'm too young to even hear other people talking about) then he cries because she's not paying enough attention to him. (Yes! He CRIES. You can't make this up people).

So she texts me Saturday night..."I think I'm going to break up with Sam. This is too much." Ya think? It took you 7 months to figure this out?

Just as I get all excited because I might actually have my friend back I get another text the next night. "God, I love him... :-D". WTF? Less than 32 hours ago you wanted to break it off with him and now you're using emoticons? This makes me sick. Even if you loved your boyfriend enough to not want to break up with him every other day, I still don't need you to text me to tell me how in love you are. It kind of makes me ill.

Do I text you the details of my love life? NO! I don't want to hear how in love you are...today. Text me when you get over your emotionally unstable relationship and want to get a drink...without him.

11 comments:

Medora said...

I firmly believe that women - and men, too - have to have their own lives before they can share it with someone else. This means having interests and self-esteem that is not dependent on another person. I don't understand these people who behave as you write about - very annoying. Some people do that their whole lives - I would change things for my children, but not for a guy. No way. You take me as I am or you don't take me at all - quitting something I love for social time with a man? Not a chance. Crying men? Oh, please.

Millennium Housewife said...

Be friends with me! I'm already married so no running off with a new boyfriend, quite cheap (husband will pay for anything you can't afford), will not tell you anything about my personal life except what you read on the blog, and most importantly live far away across a very large pond called the atlantic - no maintenance needed, the time lag takes care of that, you'll always be asleep whenever I need help...

otin said...

It is crazy when two people act like they cannot spend 15 minutes apart! I have lost friends that way, also!

Sarah K said...

why do you think marcy and i are so close? both single, no kids!

Midtown Girl said...

My goodness you are too funny chick! I concur with that...although - I was the one who always had the bf in high school/college, now all my gf's are in serious rel's or engaged.

My timing was completely off. Shiz.

Millennium Housewife said...

Just over to say thanks for following my blog, you're a star and I'm dead flattered! x

rookieblogger said...
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rookieblogger said...

that happened with me once.. my best friend from university for 3 years, she met this guy who at the time was a jerk and completely forgot about me.. I was hurt, but she came around eventually.. and now she's married and even has a kid.. and even though we are separated by continents, we still talk at least once a week if not more and are closer than ever.. it's very rare though.. most of my other girlfriend end up dumping me the moment they find a guy.. infact, just a couple months ago, one of (I thought) really close single friend said to me that she's going to put finding guy her first priority, work second, her family third.. and I am like "what about me".. the funny thing is guys are not like that.. they still maintain their friendship even after being in a relationship.. first time on your blog, sorry for the lengthy comment :)

White Rabbit said...
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White Rabbit said...

Oh this is what you were talking about. People can be so blind. I don't understand why they would risk their whole lives for more time with someone they plan on spending forever with anyway. What happens when it doesn't work out? It's not really fair to come back to your friends and say, "it's ok to play now."

And you know how I feel about emoticons. gross.

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

I've had (former) friends like that - after awhile it's too exhausting to maintain a friendship... especially when ultimately it's one-sided. Or would that be 3-sided if you count the guy? :) Oops, sorry, I used an emoticon... ;) Ack! I did it again! I need serious professional help...*snicker!*