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18 Things You'll Understand If Your Friendship Group Is Flaky As Fuck

You're definitely just as bad.

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1. The process of making plans is a test of mental agility.

2. You have come to accept that your plans will fall through at least several times before they actually come to fruition.

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But friendship is all about perseverance, apparently.

3. There is probably at least one friend whom you have been meaning to meet up with for several months, but still haven't.

4. You see the friends who live in the same city as you less often than the ones who occasionally come to visit.

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5. There is nothing more annoying than being flaked on at the very last minute.

6. And you probably have a backup plan in case your plans get cancelled.

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7. But you probably feel fine about flaking out yourself.

It's a self-perpetuating cycle.
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It's a self-perpetuating cycle.

8. In fact, you've come to accept this as a charming flaw you all have.

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9. And no one actually holds it against each other because you're all guilty of it.

You're all awful and that's OK.
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You're all awful and that's OK.

10. You know not to take flakiness personally.

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It's not that you don't like each other, it's just that you have poor organisational skills and barely have your lives together.

11. It feels like a huge achievement when you do actually meet up.

12. But then you don't see each other again for several months or even years.

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13. But that's OK, because when you meet up again after an extended period of time, you'll have lots to talk about.

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And there will be no hurt feelings because there is a mutual understanding of your flakiness.

14. The older you get, the less acceptable it is to flake out of things.

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Or at least, out of jobs and responsibilities. Which makes it even more complicated to make plans.

15. And planning a holiday or big trip together is almost impossible.

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One of you will step up and be the adult, but they won't be happy about it.

16. When you make plans, you say you'll meet earlier than you actually need to, just because you know one of you will be late.

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17. But you all have your limits.

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Flaking out is only permitted within a 24-hour notice period and you can't be more than 30 minutes late.

18. When you do actually manage to make plans and stick to them, against all odds, it's the best.

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Until next year, flaky friends.