I’ll Take The Diamonds, Thanks

20 Jul

How many friends can a person have?

There are certain criteria to be considered here, so the answer is not simply as many as possible.

  • Rich friends – as many as possible.  Duh.
  • Poor friends – really?  Like you need to be reminded of your personal situation.
  • Interesting friends – as many as possible.  You always need material for your blog.
  • Dull friends – forget it.  There’s only so much yawning a mouth can take before lockjaw sets in.
  • Funny friends – as many as possible.  Joke stealing is less noticed if you spread the source.
  • Friends with no sense of humour – useful for practising on.  A butt is a must for a humorist.
  • Nice friends – acceptable.  You might get a present or a helping hand when you need it.
  • Unpleasant friends – a few; makes you look good in contrast.
  • Generous friends – as many as possible; how else can you afford to re-gift at Christmas?
  • Mean friends – one; to give the Christmas tat to that you don’t like to pass on to anyone else.
  • Social networking friends – as many as possible; how else will your blog go viral?

I hope that’s sorted that out for you.

The question now, of course, is which category do you fall into? 


36 Responses to “I’ll Take The Diamonds, Thanks”

  1. misswhiplash July 20, 2011 at 15:59 #

    I would like to be an interesting friend and a nice friend…none of the others would really suit me..but I would be a good friend


    • Tilly Bud July 20, 2011 at 18:28 #

      Good friends…never thought of that one 🙂


  2. Pseu July 20, 2011 at 17:29 #

    What about a friend in need?


  3. beckysefton July 20, 2011 at 17:47 #

    Love your take on the social networking friends 😉


  4. gobetweenflames July 20, 2011 at 20:19 #

    I don’t want to be known as a fair weather friend but as a true friend.


  5. musings July 20, 2011 at 21:03 #

    Too too funny… I’ll take all of the above, BUT not the mean, dull or unpleasant, thank you.


    • Tilly Bud July 21, 2011 at 11:17 #

      I can’t imagine you being any of those things!


  6. sanstorm July 20, 2011 at 22:19 #

    Aaah! Self-analytical quandary! 😕
    Feel my dull philosophical side coming on – but I wanna be funny!


    • Tilly Bud July 21, 2011 at 11:19 #

      Dull philosophers welcome here; someone has to do the thinking 🙂


  7. barb19 July 20, 2011 at 22:37 #

    Great take on this Tilly!
    I love the way you look at things – always a sense of humour!


  8. granny1947 July 20, 2011 at 23:47 #

    You forgot fat friends…to make you look thinner.


  9. Cindy July 21, 2011 at 05:51 #

    And hungover friends? Can I have a cup of tea please?


    • Tilly Bud July 21, 2011 at 11:22 #

      Only if you serve me something delicious 🙂


  10. Sharp Little Pencil July 21, 2011 at 06:02 #

    Since you didn’t include a category of “whacky and unbalanced,” I guess I’ll go with “interesting.” Also, I made a killer chocolate cake!! Amy


    • Tilly Bud July 21, 2011 at 11:23 #

      I hate to admit that I don’t like chocolate cake, but I’ll keep the whacky and unbalanced friend, thanks 🙂


  11. eof737 July 21, 2011 at 09:46 #

    A touch of all of the above should suffice… no? 😆


  12. vivienne Blake July 21, 2011 at 09:53 #

    Just friends – as many as possible – you can’t have too many. But ditch the unpleasant ones and the mean ones.


  13. vivienne Blake July 21, 2011 at 09:55 #

    I’ve just thought of a “too many” -:when it comes to writing Christmas cards, so perhaps I’m a too mean one!


  14. Yulia Yudith July 21, 2011 at 10:24 #

    I would like to have all those kind of friends, might make my life merrier???
    But not the too mean friend, too dull friend, too unpleasant friend :p So I am still a picky person 😀

    I have one post talk about best friends too, if you have time, you might read it 🙂

    If you don’t mind, please visit my blog and I am more than happy if you are willing to share your thought



    • Tilly Bud July 21, 2011 at 11:24 #

      Welcome, Yulia.

      Going to check you out now 🙂


  15. sarsm July 21, 2011 at 10:26 #

    Recently I went to dinner with some old, old friends who don’t know each other too well but all know me, well, er pretty well.

    What materialised was that they all thought I’m the clumsy one who’s always telling stories which deviate into other stories and then go off at a tangent onto another story and then miraculously return to the original story, which they had, in the meantime, forgotten. I hope they also see me as sincere. And funny.


    • Tilly Bud July 21, 2011 at 11:27 #

      I’m sure they do.

      Always be the clumsy one with the rambling stories (sister!); you’ll never be short of blog material.


  16. nrhatch July 21, 2011 at 19:07 #

    No easy answers in life . . . eh?

    I’m working on a questionnaire to give potential friends. It should help me keep my friends balanced between Rich Men, Poor Men, Beggar Men, and Thiefs. 😀


    • Tilly Bud July 21, 2011 at 19:08 #

      Oooh, good thinking 🙂 Sort the we from the chavs (that joke might not work outside of the UK)


    • nrhatch July 21, 2011 at 19:08 #

      Why is it Chief and Chiefs . . . but Thief and Thieves? 😉


      • Tilly Bud July 21, 2011 at 19:10 #

        This peculiar language of ours. We stole so many words from other tongues that we get mixed up from time to time.


      • nrhatch July 21, 2011 at 19:11 #

        Yup. It’s hard to sort the we from the chavs.


  17. Perfecting Motherhood July 26, 2011 at 06:26 #

    I’d like to see myself as a friend you can count on. For anything. Not too many people out there like that, unfortunately.


    • Tilly Bud July 26, 2011 at 09:46 #

      I think there are probably more than we realise. That’s been my experience, I’m glad to say 🙂


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