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A true friend is always there when you need him, whether it's bailing you out of jail, warning you about a bad relationship or passing out so you can draw on his face. But even the best friendships have occasional miserable interludes. You'll probably remain friends when the dust has settled, but these unavoidable situations aren't fun for anyone.
1. Liking The Same Girl
You'll infuriate each other by inventing random criteria to decide which one of you can go after her: who saw her first, who got laid most recently, who still owes the other money, etc. Meanwhile, it's really just up to her to decide whom she likes...and there's a chance that it's neither of you.
2. Dining Out
Some friends make going to a restaurant a horrible experience. Your buddy might always leave a small tip based on some stupid justification, so you have to cover his share. Or maybe he demands that you split the bill 50/50, even though he ordered a steak and three beers when all you had was fries and a glass of water.
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3. Helping Him Move
In exchange for hours of grueling, backbreaking labor, your friend offers you "free" pizza or beer. As if the only way for you to get pizza and beer is by lugging a disgusting futon up and down three flights of stairs.
4. Drunk And Disorderly
You're talking to a really hot girl at the bar when suddenly you hear your friend shout, "No, you bumped into me, a**hole!" You turn around to discover that he's picked a fight with a guy who's twice his size, and maybe the bouncer. You beg him to leave together (before he gets killed) while he yells at you for not having his back.
5. Airport Pickup
You can spend a month looking forward to seeing an old friend again--but do you really have to wake up at 4 a.m. and meet him at baggage claim? If he can afford a plane, then he can probably afford a cab, too.