Happy World Friendship day from BHM and 33 Export!!
Today is World Friendship Day, the one day we are allowed to get all mushy about the people we love … our friends.
With 33 Export encouraging us to connect with our day ones, we thought to highlight the different types of friends and let you be the judge of the one that best describes you and your friends and maybe even encourage you to connect with them today.
The “I can’t live without you” friend – These are the clingy ones, the ones who call and text every minute. Symptoms include co-dependence, co-habitation, and frequent googly-eyed stares.
The “always twinning” friends – These are the super vane friends whose sole (maybe not shopping purpose is to slay for the gram. You can always catch them in matching outfits and they are impossible to miss when in public.
Symptoms – an obsession with mirrors, selfies, and shopping
The “brutally honest” friend. – Everyone needs this kind of friend. They always keep it real and are unapologetic about their honesty.
Symptoms – thinly veiled jibes, sarcastic responses and constant rolling of eyes.
The ‘number one fan” friend – These are your buddies that are constantly rooting for you. They believe in your dreams and are always the first to give you a shout-out on social media.
Symptoms – constantly posting pictures of friends on social media, as well as hyping them in every conversation.
The “Imaginary” best friend – Since we are on the subject of best friends, we might as well say it. These are the friends that are purely in our heads. Sometimes it’s our alter-ego, other times it’s just our minds wandering.
Symptoms – talking to yourself and laughing for no apparent reason.
The “Enabler/YOLO” friend – These are the friends your mother warned you about. They are all about allowing you to do whatever you please, even though sometimes that isn’t always a good decision. They do it out of love though and they always want to see you happy.
Symptoms – a gross inability to say No, and a palpable need to always try new things.
The “matchmaker” friend – This is that friend that is always trying to hook you up with someone. The friend that is constantly playing the role of cupid. Their intentions are often noble, but their actions can be sometimes annoying.
Symptoms – constantly sharing pictures of random good looking people, always quick to introduce friends to new people.
The “always ready to fight” friend – These are the “I got your back” best friends. The ones that are always ready to turn p for a fight. These are the guys that make sure you never get bullied and they the friends your other friends and colleagues are afraid of.
Symptoms – easily enraged, constantly making claims about how good they are in a fight, inability to employ diplomacy to even the simplest of issue
The “day one” friend – These are the guys that have known you since forever. They often tease you with the embarrassing details of your past and are unable to shut up when they meet someone you’re trying to impress.
Symptoms – always cracking inside jokes, and constantly reminds friends of their childhood woes.
Enitan and Iretomiwa would have been a handful as little kids
And with 33 Export helping to connect day one friends like Kcee and Ocheme and Iretomiwa and Enitan above, we can only hope we’ve spurred you to connect with your day ones.
So which type of friend are you?
Share with your friends, connect with your day ones and get them to join the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #DayOneConnect.