|This picture accurately reflects how B feels about her picture on the internet.
Luckily, she’s my best friend and will let me do it anyway.
I realize I’m behind the times on this but I finally read Mindy Kaling’s book Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? Mom watches her show, The Mindy Project, bought the book and suggested I read it. I’m glad she did because it’s a perfect easy read. The book is thought-provoking and (obviously) funny. I laughed out loud so often Danny gave me odd stares from the other side of the couch.
One of my favorite chapters in the book outlines best friend’s rights and responsibilities. As I read through them (note: Kaling provides additional commentary in the book) I couldn’t help but make a mental checklist of all the things that I could relate to with my very best friend/sister. I’m lucky to have some great girlfriends but there is only one person who meets every mark (except we don’t have a pretense about being nice and don’t use contacts).
Best Friend’s Rights & Responsibilities
- I can borrow all your clothes
- We sleep in the same bed
- I must be 100% honest about how you look, but be gentle
- I can ditch you, within reason
- I will take care of your kid if you die
- I will nurse you back to health
- We will trade off being social activities chair for our outings
- I will keep your favorite feminine hygiene product
- Same with your contact lens solution
- I will try to like your boyfriend five times
- When I take a shower at your place, I won’t drop the towel on the floor
- If you’re depressed I will be there for you
- If our phone conversation gets disconnected, there’s no need to call back
- I will hate and re-like people for you
- It is okay to take me for granted
- No two people are better than us
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