Friends! vs. friends

I have two friends who are like brothers, but not like a brother who gives you a kidney punch as he walks by. They are like brothers who would donate a kidney to me if I needed one. Those are Friends!

But my Friends! don’t live in my town, so I have developed friends that live in my town. I want to be clear. They are not Friends! They are only friends. Here’s the difference …

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Am I a Bad Friend?

I fear I am not a good enough friend to one particular person. I have known him since high school. We drifted apart for a few years and only saw each other at bachelor parties where I and other friends always succeeded in getting him sick drunk in some very questionable, disreputable places. Ah, memories. So at this time, your answer to the title of this blog post is probably an enthusiastic “Yes!”

We have gotten closer over the past few years, but it always seems to be me suggesting we get together, never him. We have seen some concerts together, done some bike rides, and I got him into one of my fantasy football leagues. He’s a decent man date. But then I see him posting comments like this on Facebook …

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