Whenever I need something light and entertaining, I always turn to the pages of my favorite guilty pleasure – Calvin and Hobbes. The daily comic strip by Bill Watterson, which ran until 1995, is very much applicable to real life. Especially when it comes to friendship, I can always relate to the main characters. (The snarky little Calvin, in particular, reminds me of my “bratinella” side. LOL.)
Below, the nine instances Calvin and Hobbes were just like us and our best friends:
1. “If your friends are contractual, you don’t have any.”
We find our best friends during the most unexpected times. She was probably your seatmate way back in kindergarten, or your rival when you ran for student council president. Point is, nobody ever told you that you will become friends—but you did, and years from now, you probably still will be.
2. “Why do you always do that?!”
You fight over the pettiest things then make up as soon as you realize you can’t live without your best friend. You may distance yourselves from each other when serious conflicts arise, but you both know there’s really nothing your friendship can’t fix.
3. *Insert random laughs and giggles here*
You can always act like total weirdos around each other, and together, you do all the crazy things you can never do with other people.
4. “A toast to us!”
From sharing afternoon tea in fancy teacups when you were little girls to sipping on cocktails while having a post-breakup, heart-to-heart talk years later, you two can keep the ball rolling.
5. “Do you believe in ghosts?”
You talk about RANDOM things. Sleepovers are the best because that’s when you get to tell your best friend about this new guy you’re dating and that girl in the office you simply can’t stand.
6. “I’m in big trouble!”
You consult her about life-changing decisions you’re about to make simply because she knows you better than you know yourself. Sometimes, she’ll even give you the hardest situations to ponder on—those that you’re often too afraid to admit to yourself.
7. “The problem with you is…”
Arguments are inevitable. Good thing you both know just when to zip it.
8. “I forgot to get you a present.”
Because there are things far more important than those that money can buy. (Although sometimes, you really just tend to forget.)
9. “Things are never quite as scary when you’ve got a best friend.”
Now, this one’s pretty self-explanatory.