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He's your friend, and you don't know why.
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Posted 6/29/12
I have a few friends who fall under this category. Sometimes you're not in much of a position to choose your friends.

For example, if you have a great friend, and they're buddies with another person, sometimes even if you don't get along you both become friends through association.

Friends of your family, friends of your girlfriend, etc.

Also, maybe you were friends with them when you were in elementary school, where basically everyone acts retarded, and when most people grew up and matured, they didn't. But out of respect for how long you've been friends you can't bear to drop them.
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20 / F / PLANNET POTATO
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Posted 6/29/12
this is normal....
but i wouldnt really consider him a "friend"
more like someone i hang out with
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25 / M / Nova Scotia, Canada
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Posted 6/29/12
There was one. But not anymore. I can only listen about how great paladins are so many times in a row and how white people are superior to blacks before I sorta just started avoiding him.
Posted 6/29/12
if i wasnt friends to ppl like that, who else would be?
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24 / M / 3D world
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Eh i got a couple of friends that are like that and the best way i can explain why im still friends with them is because i dont have anything against them and they dont have anything against me. We talk and share stuff, we laugh. Just because they're a bit annoying i dont consider them not my friends its just the way they interact with people.

Just remember, if you wont be his friend then who will?
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21 / F / Balmer, Murlin
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Posted 6/29/12

darkness815 wrote:

Eh i got a couple of friends that are like that and the best way i can explain why im still friends with them is because i dont have anything against them and they dont have anything against me. We talk and share stuff, we laugh. Just because they're a bit annoying i dont consider them not my friends its just the way they interact with people.

Just remember, if you wont be his friend then who will?


That's about the same as me. Some people I consider friends are quite annoying at times, a bit strange, socially awkward, can't take a hint... But I still love them. I don't mind at all. There are days where, if I'm feeling particularly bad, I can't deal with them as well, and I tell them so -- they'll usually be polite enough to leave me alone. And if they do annoy me a bit too much, and I correct them, maybe get a bit mad or upset, they usually stop and I'll forget about it the next day. That doesn't happen often, though. Usually they're just fun and a bit quirky! :)

And I have this horrible habit of always being the friend of the friendless
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68 / M / Columbia, MO
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Posted 6/29/12
Could be your friend has an element of slight retardation or may have sustained a head injury in the past that's starting to manifest itself presently. High functioning people who suffer from lower degrees of MR are able to perform most rudimentary functions (walking, eating, sleeping, sitting) quite well. It's the sensibilities of social interaction that reveals their ineptness to cope. His acting weird display you mention at the arcade sounds almost like a mild form of autism.

Some folks act jerky around others just to be different and annoying. As they mature these behaviors usually recede but not always. Years ago I had some college age friends (early 20-somethings). Many of them acted their age but 1 always played the village idiot role when visiting some of his old high school buddies who resided in Kansas City metro area at the time. With him all it took was a few life change commitments (marriage, baby boy 1 year later) and he matured damn fast.

Your friend: are both or either of his parents "normal"? Is he a pothead?

I dunno. Sounds like you're being a good steward of the human condition being his friend. Good luck with your commendable outreach.
Posted 6/29/12
I can only think of two options: Stop seeing/hanging out with him or Just tolerate and deal with him.

And no, I can't think of any other solution that is in the middle ground between Tolerating and Ditching him as him as a friend.

There are times when I was so glad I do not give people my phone number, and I am so glad that my anti social skills and social skills are coming in handy in situations like this
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38 / M / New Orleans
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Most of my friends are like "BRO! Come to my house, let's party!" And I go, then next time I'm like "Ya'll come over I got beer!" And their like "I don't feel like it, why dont you come over here?" And I'm like "No! Not leaving the house today." And then we don't talk for like weeks...
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20 / F / Portland
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that's like every friend i have at school haha. i have a lot of friends i actually like outside of school, but the people i hang out with at school are just my friends because they're there. in my case it's just an endurance thing, two more years and i'm done with that shit, so i might as well put up with how boring i think they are if it means having someone to talk to in class or hang out with at lunch. like it can be lame (you can only talk about prep school boys for so long) but it's better than being alone
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33 / M / Currently on Earth
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Posted 6/30/12

bajukie wrote:

Theres a guy like that in every school/workplace. Mine's name is Adam.

Oh and there is a reason for being friends. Watch this video.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bsPc5OcvAVg

Don't mistreat that guy!


I watched that and laughed to be honest.
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true true^
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18 / F / somewhere on mars
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Yep. There's a girl I know who is just plain retarded. I'm not even kidding. And all she ever says is 'lOok at me! I'm so beautiful! I'm so much better than you!' BUt me and my other friends just put up with it. Then she started going out with one of my friends. She created a fake facebook profile (at first she said to me it was fake, then she said it was her friend's and she just uses it sometimes but I know that was a lie because most of the time she lies) and said she loved the guy on the fake profile to see if she would cheat on him. THen he found out and broke up with her saying that she's creepy. I don't actually blame him. Then she started claiming she was and emo (which she obviously wasn't). I'm glad I'm won't be seeing her for another 7 weeks.
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17 / F / United States
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Posted 7/17/12
I guess I like him/her for who they are
Posted 7/18/12
there's this guy in class who just annoy the shit outta everyone around me and I consider him as my mom.
Yeah. He's my mom in the classroom. problem?
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