posted on Dec, 8 2018 @ 09:56 AM
My best mate of 20 odd years is like a brother. I actually have brothers and love him the same as them. I even called one of my brothers his name by
accident in a conversation the other day, he was a bit miffed but I explained he should be happy because while I live far away he is my surrogate bro
so it was no insult at all.
Today I called round to his house, and the deal is if the door is unlocked then I just walk in and shout "Only me" so his bulldogs don't come
a'running lol, they still come a'running but with waggy tails. Anyway, I get in and there is nobody around so I shout "Anyone in?", no reply so I
switch the TV on and start watching the rugby thinking he'll be back at some point.
20 minutes later his teenage son comes downstairs, turns out my mate had a late one and he was having a lay in bed with his missus, fast asleep. We
chatted for a while and he went out to see his mates leaving me watching the rugby. 10 minutes later his early 20's daughter came in, "Hiya Tony"
again perfectly normal to see me sitting on the couch on my own lol. Quick chat but she is a nightmare and woke them up, I told her not to because
nobody likes being woken up.
Mate and his missus come downstairs, both in a grump and start bitching at each other, I started laughing and teasing the pair of them, that diffused
the situation and we all watched the last 20 minutes of the game.
I can't believe how lucky I am to be part of their 'family'. If I need something he is my first shout and I am there in a heartbeat for them,
whatever they need. People say you can't choose your family but I certainly have, they are more than just friends to me, my mates missus is like a
big sis to me and their kids I treat like my own nieces and nephews.
So, to anyone interested, share your mates stories here, can you just walk into their house like I do? Do you trust them absolutely? Do they feel like
Silly thread I know, just musing about how lucky I feel.