Friends throughout the Ages

No matter what trends come and go, what new technology comes about, or how the times change, friendship is one thing that will never go out of style. Here is how to determine if you have reached best friend status no matter in which century you reside.

1300’s

  • You don’t rape your friend’s wife
  • You don’t judge your friend for supporting an indecisive pope
  • You share a drink with your friend even when he exhibits the symptoms of the plague
  • You would do anything for your friend, including commit heresy

1600’s

  • You keep in touch even after you or your friend set sail for the New World
  • You support your friend’s religious freedoms
  • Together you start the first book club to discuss the first novel, Don Quixote de la Mancha by Cervantes
  • You would do anything for your friend, including hide the other blankets in the box marked “Indians”

1700’s

  • You listen to your friend go on and on about taxes on tea
  • You dress up like Indians to vandalize a ship
  • You agree to disagree when you find out your friend is a Tory
  • You would do anything for your friend, including lend them your best horse

1950’s

  • You talk about your husbands
  • You share recipes
  • You hook up while your husbands are at work…okay maybe you are more than friends
  • You would do anything for your friend, including bake them a cake

Today

  • You have the password for the WiFi at your friend’s house
  • You know exactly how your friend takes their coffee
  • You are grateful for unlimited texting, otherwise your phone bill would be outrageous
  • You would do anything for your friend, including pause Netflix