Variances in friendship

We had fallen out, as friends sometimes do, over some nickle-nothing nuance of human behavior.

The White Buffalo once observed that women seldom maintain long friendships outside their families. I don’t know if this is true or not, although my own observations tend to be similar. In any case, Maralyn Lois Polak offers anecdotal evidence for the WB’s take.

It is amazing what suffices to end some friendships. When I think about it, there’s nothing an enemy has done or said to me that one of my best and oldest friends hasn’t managed to top. Easily.

Let’s face it. An enemy might punch you in the face and break your nose. A friend will punch you in the face, break your nose and laugh at you. More importantly, an enemy won’t remind you of it every chance he gets for the next 20 years.

Bastards. Now that I think about it, I may need to reconsider the potential benefits of this whole female falling-out thing.