To an outsider, a crude joke between friends may seem offensive. You may wonder how friends can allow such indiscretion. What about self-esteem and dignity, you ask. However, you need to look deep into the core of friendship.
When friendship is based on mutual trust, respect, and honesty, decorum and decency are merely superficial covers. True friends understand this at a subconscious level and don't feel threatened or insulted by their friends' humor. The bond of friendship has enough resilience to absorb such shocks -- some would argue that it grows stronger from it.
Interestingly, it has been observed that childhood friendships are often more resilient than friendships formed later on in life. Children bare secrets to their closest friends, making pacts of secrecy to be honored till death. Also, children share an honest and open relationship with friends. Even years after friends grow into adults, childhood friends feel secure in each other's company. So don't be surprised if you feel more at ease with your childhood friend, than you feel with your office colleagues.
Sharing funny quips with friends who have a similar sense of humor doubles the potency of a joke. The sight of your friend rolling with laughter, after you shared a funny joke, makes you feel immensely satisfied. And if your friend is blessed with ready wit, he or she can add to the humor.
Start Friendship Day with humor. Equip yourself with funny quotes, jokes, and anecdotes. Send out funny Friendship Day wishes and messages and spread the laughter. Give your friends a reason to smile with funny Friendship Day quotes. In the evening, catch up with a bunch of friends, and guffaw over a beer and barbecue. Hand out personalized Friendship Day gifts with Friendship Day quotes handwritten on them.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
A friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature.
A friend in need is a friend to be avoided.
Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.
Erma Bombeck, Family: The Ties that Bind ... And Gag!
Friends are "annuals" that need seasonal nurturing to bear blossoms. Family is a "perennial" that comes up year after year, enduring the droughts of absence and neglect. There's a place in the garden for both of them.
A true friend stabs you in the front.
An old friend will help you move. A good friend will help you move a dead body.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.
I just killed my best friend... and my worst enemy. What's the difference?
I've noticed your hostility towards him... I ought to have guessed you were friends.
Whoever says Friendship is easy has obviously never had a true friend!
When you're in jail, a good friend will be trying to bail you out. A best friend will be in the cell next to you saying, 'Damn, that was fun.'
No one is completely unhappy at the failure of his best friend.
Jerry Seinfeld, in The Bizarro Jerry
Why would anybody want a friend?
It reminds me of like this pathetic friend that everybody had when they were a little kid who would let you borrow any of his stuff if you would just be his friend. That's what the library is. A government funded pathetic friend.
A friend never defends a husband who gets his wife an electric skillet for her birthday.
Men kick friendship around like a football and it doesn't seem to crack. Women treat it like glass and it falls to pieces.
One good reason to only maintain a small circle of friends is that three out of four murders are committed by people who know the victim.
There is nothing in the world I wouldn't do for (Bob) Hope, and there is nothing he wouldn't do for me ... We spend our lives doing nothing for each other.