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31 Things That Happened In "Friends" That Make No Sense Now That I'm Older

The fact that they were in their twenties in NYC and they only went out to a bar like once.

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1. First off, just the outrageous size of Monica and Rachel's apartment in Manhattan.

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I'm not saying these luscious apartments don't exist, but could two 24-year-olds, one of whom worked in a coffee shop for a while, really afford this rent?

3. Moreover, Phoebe didn’t want Frank Jr. to marry Alice because she was twice his age, but everyone was fine with Monica and Richard.

4. The fact that Rachel and Chandler were introduced to each other for the first time on three separate occasions.

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Chronologically, they met at Thanksgiving, then at a bar, and finally in the pilot. They also made out at a college party after meeting at Thanksgiving.

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6. Better yet, when Central Perk supposedly let them reserve their favorite table for the better part of a decade.

8. The fact that they were in their twenties in NYC and they only went out to a bar like once.

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In "The One With the Flashback," they all hang out in the bar that eventually becomes Central Perk, but that's the only time in the entire series.

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9. The fact that almost everyone kissed or hooked up with a family member of one of the other ~friends~ at some point.

Ross kissed Chandler's mom, Chandler married Monica, Chandler kissed one of Joey's sisters, Rachel dated Ross, and Joey dated Phoebe's twin Ursula.

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13. Everything about the "fat Monica" storylines.

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They made it seem like she was miserable when she was younger, but she was actually perfectly fine with her body until Chandler said something on Thanksgiving.

14. When no one seemed to realize the problem with Rachel hiring Tag just because she liked him.

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He'd never worked in an office before and had very little experience, and eventually they started dating.

15. The fact that Ross only seemed to care about his children when it was convenient to the show's plot.

16. When Ross didn't trust Rachel AT ALL while they were dating.

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When Rachel started working with Mark, Ross couldn't handle it and had to make his presence known. He sent an over-the-top gift basket for starters.

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23. The fact that Chandler and Joey were able to keep the Chick and the Duck in their apartment.

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I guess the apartment building didn't care about pets, considering Ross also brought Marcel the monkey over a lot.

24. The fact that they lived in NYC and never took the subway.

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You take the subway all the time when you live in NYC. I don't know why they were driving in Phoebe's taxi most of the time — it would've taken forever.

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25. The fact that Monica, Chandler, and Ross had stable careers in their twenties and they acted like it was weird that Rachel, Joey, and Phoebe didn't.

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TBH Rachel, Joey, and Phoebe's jobs were more realistic. Rachel worked in a coffee shop before working in fashion, Phoebe bounced around to several jobs, and Joey was a struggling actor.

27. When Joey, who notoriously had money problems, somehow found enough cash to afford a boat.

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29. When Rachel assumed Joey was proposing to her in the hospital.

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You can't honestly tell me that Rachel immediately assumed that when a man happened to be on one knee that meant he was proposing?!

30. When the only way for Ross to get his apartment was to get naked with Ugly Naked Guy, the previous owner.

31. And finally, the entire "we were on a break" saga.

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Ross, you and Rachel got into a fight and you only waited a few hours before sleeping with someone else. What don't you understand here? You were wrong.