We all have ‘friends’ who call when they want something.
Some ‘friends’ are more considerate. They call just before they want something, as not to make it so awkward when they ask.
There are those that don’t even bother with us, so we won’t bother with them.
And finally, the fourth batch, the ones who call just to check in, make sure everything is OK. It’s this last batch of friends we should be putting 1st. Because they check up on you, not because they get to benefit, but instead because they care. Knowing you’re doing well IS their benefit.
These people are the true gems. Sadly, as you don’t get to choose your friends, you need to keep close to the friends you have. And whatever you do, do not ever lose them. It’s these relationships that are worth working on, as they will be there when you need them the most.
You can pick your nose, but you can’t pick your friends. But you can improve your relationship with them.