Recently, I have come to realize that a very strong element of maintaining a good relationship is knowing when you should speak and when you should remain silent. In romantic relationships, yes, but especially for the sake of friendship.
I am certainly not the first person to reach this revelation, but that doesn’t make it any less true (it might, in fact, make it more true). You see, you love your friends (I assume) and you love hanging out with them too (this, too, I assume, though if both of those things aren’t true, you maybe shouldn’t consider them your friends). It’s just that, sometimes, your friends do dumb stuff. Or are not exactly the best friend in the world to you. Or are just, like, kind of annoying in general–not enough for you to actually say anything, but enough so that it makes is kinda hard for you to bite your tongue.
Here are the things that, sometimes, you probably wish you could say to your friends, but most likely never will. Well, if you know what’s good for you, that is:
1. “I didn’t say anything at the salon because, you know, once your hair is cut, it’s cut. But that haircut is really ugly.”
2. “I said that I like your boyfriend. I don’t.”
3. “Like, do you have to be texting him right now? While we’re hanging out?”
4. “I was mad, actually, when you spilled grape juice all over that white top that you borrowed from me.”
5. Speaking of “borrowing,” do you even know what that word means? You still haven’t returned my necklace. From three months ago.”
6. No, you can’t “look at my homework” before class.
7. “Or my test.”
8. “I said you could have one of my fries. Literally just one.”
9. “That thing you told me never to tell anyone? I told Alexis. But she said she won’t tell anyone.”
10. “Sometimes, I only come over to your house because your mom has the best snacks.”
11. “Don’t wear that to prom. I know you already bought that dress, so you can’t return it, so I’m not telling you the truth, but…don’t.”
12. “You’re Serena and I’m Blair? Please. We both know I’m Blair.”
13. “I really, really love you. Most of the time.”
Do you wish you could say these things to your friends, too? What did I forget? Let us know in the comments!