1- The gossip friend
Having a gossip friend is like watching E! without the repeated advertisements about the Kardashians. Before you can even ask her, “What’s going on”, she will update you on everything from who is doing whom to who broke up with whom.
2- Heartbreak healer
Whether you’ve been passed over for a promotion or had your heart stomped by a heartless pig, this friend knows exactly when to go easy on you and when to lay on the tough love. She will always be there with tissues and advice on hand to get you back on track.
3- Wild child
From convincing you to sneak out to watch a movie to secretly teaching you how to drive her car, this friend always knows how to get your wild side out.
4- The old friend
From playing Barbies with you at age five to age 15 when you both decided to shape your bushy eyebrows with a razor, to age 25 when you decided to take a crazy vacation together; she’s been with you through it all.
5- The shopaholic
Shopping is serious business and this friend knows exactly how serious. She’s willing to spend countless hours in Sunday Bazaar rummaging through everything under the hot scorching sun to hours window shopping with you at the Mall.
Published in The Express Tribune, Ms T, July 22nd, 2012.