WOMEN
10/22/2012 10:50 am ET

The 5 Types Of Friends Everyone Should Have

1. The friend who is always “down for whatever”

Why does everyone act like they’re so busy all the time? I have some friends who, if I want to see them, I have to call them at least a week in advance and give notice. “Hi friend. I don’t mean to scare you or stress you out but I would love to see you IRL on this date. Please let me know if that works for you.” Then, of course, it doesn’t work and you have to reschedule. Before you know it, it’s taken a month just to meet for a stupid happy hour. I realize that everyone has jobs and/or relationships now but I call bullshit on constantly being busy. It’s not real. I think people are just lying in bed and feeling too anxious to move. They’re not busy because their social calendar is full; they’re busy because they’re crazy. That’s why it’s imperative that you have a friend who is readily available and doesn’t require a 21-day notice to hang out. You can text them the day of and be like, “Wanna grab a drink later?” And instead of screaming and throwing their phone against the wall, they respond, “sure!” Ah, how refreshing! Not only is this friend reliable but you can take them pretty much anywhere and they won’t complain. They don’t have all these neuroses that dictate where they can and cannot go. If you tell them to meet in some weird neighborhood in four hours for an art show in some abandoned loft, they’d just be like, “k.” I have friends who would just LAUGH, SCREAM, AND CRY if I texted them that. “HOW DARE YOU SUGGEST THAT WE HANG OUT ON THE FLY! Don’t you know that I’m very, very busy being busy?”

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