From Issue #14
TV Host Sara Cauchon Rants:
5 Rules for Keeping Your Best Friend!
by Sara Cauchon
Friendship can be a tricky thing. I, after six years of having the same best friend, have
become an expert on the ins and outs of appropriate and not-so-appropriate
conduct. So, the following are my five rules on Best Bud Behaviour…
#5: Honesty isn’t
always the best policy.
In most cases, honesty is the way to go. If your friend has
a bat in the cave (an enormous booger hanging out of
his/her nose), it is your duty as a friend to point out the
obvious. But, if your friend is dating a complete moron,
take it from me, it is in your best interest to keep your
opinions to yourself! Some people might say that it is
your duty as a best friend to burst this bubble, but some
mistakes need to be made. You just make sure you’re the
first person there with tissues when the you-know-what
hits the fan. Which brings me to the next rule…
#4: It is your sworn
duty to be there when
a break-up occurs.
And no, there are absolutely no exceptions to the rule
on this one. I don’t care if you have a date with Brad Pitt
that night; when you get the call that your best bud has
had a heinous break-up you MUST be there within a
half hour of the original phone call. You are also obliged
to bring tissues, ice cream and chocolate when you
show up. Trust me, it may seem inconvenient, but you
can be sure that she’ll remember your sacrifice the next
time you need her shoulder to cry on. And you will.
#3: Do not talk about
your best friend
behind their back.
I don’t care how much you think you trust the person
you are venting to, best buds are like parents: THEY
ALWAYS KNOW! Or they will find out, and you’ll be
left defending your honour for the remainder of your
friendship. Plus, if you really are best friends, you
should be able to tell them to their face when they’re
being wretched…I know I do.
#2: Never have more
than one best friend!!
In highschool, I had three!! We were a group of four
super-close friends who fought all the time. The problem
was, when you have more than one, you are expected
to distribute your time equally among them, and it’s
a nightmare. There will always be one who feels left out
or neglected. That doesn’t mean you can’t have multiple
friends, but it is in everyone’s best interest to keep the
Best Friend title for the closest one.
And the most important of
all the best friend rules:
#1: Never, never, never
(and did I say never?)
get together with
your best friend’s
Not even an ex-boyfriend, not even a boy she has a crush
on or one she had a crush on three years before! Are you
getting my point? It is in the worst taste to date your best
friend’s ex, and a crime punishable by death to date her
current boyfriend. This is the number one way to lose a
best bud instantly. Someone did it to me and it took me
three years to speak to her again and it was never the
same. Just keep your paws off! There are lots of boys out
there, so there is no reason, excuse, exception, or loophole
that will get you out of this one. And just remember,
it would suck if someone did it to you!
That’s the way I see it.
Sara Cauchon is a popular TV host on a numerous shows including GirlzTV, Rooms That Rock, Global News. And one of our friends, Sara has joined Faze on exciting trips to places like San Diego and Tobago!!!