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Old 05-12-2009, 12:54 PM   #21
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5) Would dig the hole on his land, help you move the body, and toss a cow on top of the body so they just think there’s a cow in that hole.

I have 3 true friends. My wife, my father in law, and a farmer down the road.

At 5:23 am I had 446 best friends today. Once I finished tossing out of date bread out of the back of my truck they all just looked at me and went back to being my acquaintances by me standing in there field. My cattle…

But I think there are a few types…
-Life long friend. You might not talk to them for months at a time but can get on the phone and know everything that’s going in 30 min but would be ready to drop everything there doing to help you out.
-Best friend. Talk at least once a week and hang out a lot. They know more about you then you know of your self.
-Acquaintance by chance. The people that you work with that the only reason you know them is because you work there. When you leave work you will not see or talk to them until you see them at work the next day.
-Acquaintance by need. They know, have, or can get something you need.
-Acquaintance by choice. You go out of your way to see run into someone.
You nailed, it farmer! That is a pretty comprehensive list and right on the money. I've had lots of friends just because of where we lived/worked/or by chance.

And my dogs, cats and sheep view me as a servant, glad that your cows at least pretend to be your friends! LOL!
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Old 05-12-2009, 01:39 PM   #22
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Originally Posted by Westernskies View Post

1. Friends will help you move.
2. Close friends will help you move twice.
3. Best friends will help you move a body.

Hope this helps.
Your REALLY good friends will help move YOUR body - Graham Parsons had REALLY good friends!

But seriously, my best friend is DW. We have been friends since grade school. That's well over 50 years now - and counting.
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Old 05-12-2009, 01:46 PM   #23
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I currently have three close friends. These are ladies I have worked with for years and to whom I would confide just about anything. They have keys to my house, drop over anytime they feel like it, and they don't have to be asked to do something for me...they anticipate things and just do them. They override me when I get too independent and tell me to just shut up about it...they are helping me whether I like it or not. They have been there for me in both the peaks and the valleys of my life the last 18 years. Unbeknownst to them, they are also in my will...behind my kid but right there with my sister(who I'm kinda lukewarm on if the truth be told, but she is my only sibling). Curiously, I have found that the people I tend to have the most in common with are all transplants to the area...including these three, who hail from Massachusetts, Louisiana and Alabama. I think it has something to do with living all over in my 20's and 30's due to schooling and LHs military career.
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Old 05-12-2009, 01:57 PM   #24
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How many bodies have you two moved?
A true friend wouldn't ask that either... because they probably already know the answer!

I was saving this for Veteran's Day, but what the heck. This one probably dates back to the Civil War-- it's the military difference between "friend" and "shipmate":
CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Get upset if you're too busy to talk to them for a week.
VETERAN FRIENDS: Are glad to see you after years, and will happily carry on the same conversation you were having the last time you met.

CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Have never seen you cry.
VETERAN FRIENDS: Have cried with you.

CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Borrow your stuff for a few days then give it back.
VETERAN FRIENDS: Keep your stuff so long they forget it's yours.

CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Know a few things about you.
VETERAN FRIENDS: Could write a book with direct quotes from you.

CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Will leave you behind if that's what the crowd is doing.
VETERAN FRIENDS: Will kick the crowds' ass that left you behind.

CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Have shared a few experiences.
VETERAN FRIENDS: Have shared a lifetime of experiences no citizen could ever dream of.

CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Will take your drink away when they think you've had enough.
VETERAN FRIENDS: Will look at you stumbling all over the place and say, "You better drink the rest of that before you spill it!" Then they get you home safely and put you in your bed-- or on their bathtub couch...

CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Are for a while.
VETERAN FRIENDS: Are for life.

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Old 05-12-2009, 02:32 PM   #25
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I've always had lots of pals but my best friend is my SO and I'm his .
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Old 05-12-2009, 03:36 PM   #26
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Doc Holliday: Because Wyatt Earp is my friend.
Turkey Creek Jack Johnson: Friend? Hell, I got lots of friends.
Doc Holliday: ...I don't.
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Old 05-12-2009, 05:39 PM   #27
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Is it the internet, texting and online chat parts of the blame?
I don't think the internet has affected my number or type of friends.

I do think the internet has greatly expanded the quantity and quality of acquaintances -- - there's a lot of people I keep in touch with because of web and email and linkedin that I wouldn't otherwise
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Not sure I've ever had 'friends' IRL, might depend on the definition.

I think I have found a few friends on the 'net.
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Old 05-12-2009, 07:50 PM   #29
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Not sure I've ever had 'friends' IRL, might depend on the definition.

I think I have found a few friends on the 'net.
some truth to that. i found it's easier to ask friends on the net personal question than the people that i know in real life. at least i get honest answer instead of being judge.
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Old 05-12-2009, 07:56 PM   #30
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I sleep with one of my friend.
How does your spouse feel about that?
Consult with your own advisor or representative. My thoughts should not be construed as investment advice. Past performance is no guarantee of future results (love that one).......:)

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Old 05-13-2009, 04:07 AM   #31
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And this thread is in FIRE and Money because there is a correlation between how much money you have and how many friends you have?
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Old 05-14-2009, 09:23 AM   #32
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I have a lot of good friends that I can talk to about anything from meetings.
I have a few close friends who I love to hang out with.
But I love being by myself the most!
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Old 05-14-2009, 09:53 AM   #33
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Acquaintances...dozens, maybe a hundred.
Casual friends...a cornucopia.
Good friends who didn't live up to the name in tough times...too many.
Furry friends who would never desert 2 dogs.
No matter what happens friends...3.
A good number.
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Old 05-14-2009, 11:44 AM   #34
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My wife is my best friend and my brother is a very close friend. I can talk to him about anything and we love each other. Love my sister also but it's different with a brother. Funny it happened that way because he is ten years younger. I was 17 and leaving for college when he was going in the second grade. I missed all the years growing up with him and we were never really close until about 25 years ago. He settled in Ohio and I was moving around the midwest in my career. We're still live 1000 miles apart but we talk every week and go on golf trips together. Everyone else, including all my golf buddies are just acquaintances. I guess you could call them friends but I can't call them close friends, someone you in which you would confide personal matters.
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