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.