I went to the movie with a newish friend. And it turns out? She talks. During movies.
Which got me to thinking. There are *some things* that I just can't tolerate in a friend. Wherein *some things* = OMG I AM HIGH MAINTENANCE AND WHY WOULD ANYONE EVEN WANT TO BE MY FRIEND TO BEGIN WITH?
A few examples...
I don't hang out with people with bratty assed kids. Being a parent of extremely obnoxious children myself, I do not hold other parents in judgment. But I can't handle being exposed to it. I might accidentally spank someone not related to me, which is not cool.
I don't hang out with people who put on airs. I don't even know what put on airs means, but my mom used to say it. But basically, if you are snobbier than me? You've got a problem.
I ended a friendship once with someone who went out and got her hair cut EXACTLY like mine. EXACTLY. And then came over to show me and say, LOOK, I GOT MY HAIR CUT EXACTLY LIKE YOURS. Um... creepy.
I have ended at least one friendships because the friend married an asshole. Even after me pointing out that she was marrying an asshole. Okay. So maybe technically in that instance she ended the friendship. But still.
I have cancelled a play date at the library when I realized the other mom was saying "li-barry."
And apparently? I can't hang with movie talkers. Who knew.
Do you have a deal breaker? Is there something you just cannot tolerate, that can make or break a friendship? And I don't mean, like, "I don't hang with psycho killers." Because, duh, *most* of us don't *knowingly* hang with psycho killers. I mean something more like the kind of thing that makes me look like less of a bitch right now because I am not returning movie talker's phone calls.