FAKE FRIENDS

We all have friends, real and fake ones.

Today we discuss fake ones.

They say a friend in need is a friend indeed and so I get to meet a lady who is in need. She is not a friend yet but because I am in a position to help, we become friends. We get to stay friends for a few weeks then she goes mum, becomes closer to “friends” who did not offer help. Time goes by and after months the “friend” is in need again. Being a child of God I lend a helping hand. This time the “friendship” lasts but all along I know she is a FAKE.

Well, that is just one incident.

Here is another one:

I earn more than this lady, I save as much as I can and she squanders her money such that by mid-month she has little or no money left. She comes to me when she is broke and I support her to my ability. Earlier this month I ask her to take me shopping “it is a thing frienSds do” and she seems hesitant but eventually she agrees to it. My shopping runs smoothly until I go to purchase chicken. She give me a bad eye and insists that she is in a hurry and has to leave immediately.

Here are self-explanatory signs of fake friends that I have observed while making friends:

 1. THEY ARE ALWAYS JEALOUS.

2. THEY AVOID YOU IN YOUR TIME OF NEED.

3. THEY NEVER WANT YOU TO SUCCEED.

4. THEY ARE NOT SUPPORTIVE.

5. THEY ALWAYS GOSSIP ABOUT YOU WITH OTHER PEOPLE.

6. THEY CONTACT YOU WHEN THEY NEED YOUR HELP OR WHEN IT SOOTS THEM.

7. THEY TALK DOWN ON YOU.

8. THEY COUNT LOSS WHEN THEY SPEND ON YOU.

9. THEY DELIGHT IN YOUR PAIN.

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