Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Friends in high places

I was reading Talkative Taurus the other day and she wrote a post about her hot dentist. I commented about how my BFF is my dental hygienist and it got me thinking. I think I subconsciously choose my friends because they can provide something for me that I cannot. So here is a list of friends you should have because they come in handy.

Dental Hygienist- I am normally terrified of the dentist. Like I'd rather be tattooed from head to toe than to go to the dentist. But that was until BFF graduated dental school and became a hygienist. Now, its like going to visit her while she makes my smile nice and sparkly. When she hurts me, I yell at her. And I constantly ask her questions like "What are you doing now?" "Why does that taste so bad?" "Do you really have to use the stupid spit sucker?"  She normally laughs at me and tells me what the tools are for and skips the ones I don't like.  And she gives me lollipops.

Downside? She always asks if I'm flossing, which I rarely do. Then I gotta lie to her. But she knows I'm lying. Then she yells at me. Also, her teeth are absolutely perfect and it makes me wanna rip my teeth out and get new ones.

Mental Health Assistant- I don't know if that's her official title, but another lovely lady I call BFF works in the crisis unit at a mental health facility. She knows crazy. When I have one of those days when I feel like I'm going to go buy an oozie and end the world, she calms me down. She is also great at being rational and talking me out of my rants. I mean come on, she deals with seriously crazy people with suicidal and homicidal thoughts. She's know what she's talking about.

Downisde? She tries to council me in everything. Sometimes I just want her to listen and she brings on the psycho-babble.

Manager at Video Game store- Boyfriend runs a video game store. He gets to bring games home all the time to try out. If you are into gaming...this is the best thing ever. I don't have to spend $50.00 plus to decide if I like a game or not. Not to mention the discount I get when I do decide to buy something.

Downside? The first thing that came to mind was the amount of time he puts in at work, but if it were just your friend, you probably wouldn't care. So we'll go with the fact that he has been trying games for years and is better at every single one of them. It makes me angry.

Mechanic- It is always good to have a mechanic friend! You don't have to pay for pricey car repairs! My mechanic friend is ACTUALLY Dad's BFF, but he shares :)

Downside? Waiting for them to get around to it. If you aren't paying for it, or at least not paying full price, they usually don't put you at the top of their waiting list.

Construction worker- Hubby is a construction worker and when something around the house needs fixed, I can either call him and he talks me through it or he just comes over and fixes it. For free!

Downside? See mechanic.

Movie Theater person?- I have two friends that work at two different theaters in town, both let me in free!

Downside? If their boss is around, you can forget about the free movie.

And of course...

Awesome Bloggy Friends- So that when you are feeling uninspired, tired, blank, or just downright lazy, they can guest post for you. Not to mention, I have something to read all the time that usually makes me laugh. Sometimes makes me cry. A lot of the times makes me say hmm.

Downside? Their posts will probably be better than yours and then everyone will go to their blog and forget all about you. Ok...that hasn't happened yet, but I have had some awesome guest posts and it could have happened.

I'm still taking applications for a doctor friend, plumber friend, a cable company friend, and a computer genius. Please apply within.

P.S. No trivia today since I had two winners last week.

22 comments:

Amy said...

hahaha great post. I can't say I have any of those, except Accountant boyfriend that will help make me rich vs. bankrupt and fix it all dad that lives 4 hours away, and mom I can ask every question in the world to that seems to always have a suitable answer. Oh and personal trainer boyfriends sister - but I'm not going to ask her to train me.

Vic said...

this is so funny because i was laying in bed...maybe last night or the night before thinking i should post about who really flosses everyday or even some days....hello! who the hell has time! LOl

bruce said...

i can totally relate to the construction guy thing...

i hate working on my own house...i do it cuz the fixing is better than listenting to my wife bitch...but it sucks...

and friends want freebies or near free freebies..

but if they want discount, they wait...and wait...and wait...and then find someone else..

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Ingrid Gray said...

My boyfriend has a computer science degree and it's awesome. If my computer messes up, I just give it to him and say "fix it." My best friend is a nurse. In college when I didn't feel well, I'd ask her to diagnose me. Now she works in the NICU, so she won't be helpful to me until I get pregnant/have babies. My brother's a teller at a bank which doesn't help me at all because he can't give me free money :(

This post made me laugh!

Ry Sal said...

I don't think I could be any of these things for a lot of the reasons you stated... mostly though I could never put my hands in the mouth of someone else... yuck.

steph c said...

Fiancé is a computer techy guy, so he is super helpful whenever I break things :)

I'm on the other side of the scale, people are my friends bc I'm a massage therapist lol. Good thing I have my own massage buddies that will return the favor!

Thisisme said...

Great post. Totally agree with you about the flossing . LOL!!
Thankfully I have a son-in-law who is a whizz at computing and has helped me out so many times in the past (and saved me loads of money!!).

Jess said...

This is so true. I had to think after reading this, and I realized there are at least two people I'm friends with specifically for the services they can offer. How sad.

becca said...

this post made me realize i need to ditch the imaginary friends and get some real ones ..haha as always you made my day and just curious you wouldn't by chance be taking application for friend that suffer from insanity would you. oh wait that's right i enjoy my insanity sorry never mind then.

Dad said...

So true...BFF does have one of the most beautiful smiles I've seen...the correct spelling is Uzi, will make finding one much easier...and although I don't think grown manly men like Ed and I use the term BFF to describe each other..he always moves you and your sisters to the head of the line...it's me that he makes wait!

Dad said...

BTW...almost Happy Birthday to you...love ya :-)

caterpillar said...

lol...I hate dentists myself...and I don't have friends from any of the categories apart from Awesome Bloggy Friends...time to go Friend Hunting I guess... :))

Tress said...

Oh I stand corrected. It's UZI. LOL. Learn something new everyday.

Thank you all very much for the comments and for being my friends!! No applications necessary...I already hired you. Now, what else ya got for me? :)

Bouncin' Barb said...

You've got nothing to worry about JM. Nobody is going to go running to other blogs and leave you behind. That will never happen! I'll kick butt if they do that to you!

Mynx said...

I sleep with my electrician, a good friend is doing the conveyancing on my realestate stuff. My wedding ring was made by a friend when he was a jeweller (he is now a copper). Another good friend is a chiropractor, several are police officers and mechanics.
I am brainwashing the yougest son into becoming a plumber

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Tress said...

@Barb- I'll let ya know if I need some butt kicking done.

@Mynx-After your son becomes a plumber...ask him if he will be my friend. :)

ImplausibleYarn said...

My boyfriend doubles as my brilliant genius computer fix everything around person. My dad is my mechanic and my neighbor is my dental hygienist. It works out well.

FreeFlying said...

I'd like an astronaut friend. They'd let me go to the moon and give me freeze dried ice cream. But you're nice too. :)

GotThatSwing said...

Haha, that's a funny thought :) I have mostly students or starting career people as friends, but if everything goes well for them I should be having finansists, accountants, lawyers and doctors to get help from:P Not bad, huh?:D Some of my penpals have interesting careers as well, a psychlogist for example but she doesn't put me under treatment through letters :P I just need to meet someone working in a bookstore because most of my money is left there O.o

Krissy said...

Yeah, you had so many abandon you and go to mine after this post that I didn't even know you gave me the shout out. Ha! Geez, how did I miss this? I'm glad I was able to kinda-sorta inspire you for this one, and I am proud to be a bloggy friend. I mean, I am right? :)

Tress said...

Hehe...thanks ladies. Your comments made me smile. And yes, Krissy you are definitely my bloggy friend!