Friends, Fair Weather, Convenience

Today is a time to reflect on friendship, a time to look at who is not really a friend and who is a true friend.

First, click on over to read the Urban Dictionary definition for fair-weather friend and then over to the Urban Dictionary definition for friend of convenience.

Okay, let’s continue on. Go ahead and move your computer mouse, point your cursor, and click to read Fair Weather Friends: How to Spot Them and Why You Don’t Need Them.

Next, I suggest you continue on to read Recognising if a Friendship is Worth Saving or Halting from LifeCoachExpert.

Mack Danger has a blog over on MySpace in which I found his May 9, 2009 entry on the subject to be very interesting. Go on over to read Danger’s Blog entry True Friends, and Friends of Convenience.

Now, finish up by reading Definition of Friendship from

So, tell me. What are your thoughts on fair weather friends, friends of convenience, and true friends?


About Roland Louis Hansen

I have been: an organization development consultant; a college-level instructor of political science, psychology, and sociology; a public administrator; a social worker; an elected official; a political operative; a community activist; a union official; a shoe salesman and manager, a factory worker; a fast food restaurant employee; and, a custodian.
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3 Responses to Friends, Fair Weather, Convenience

  1. Amigo,

    I’ll just take this opportunity to say that, whether it is, or will be 2 or 3 Amigos, we need to have lunch sometime soon, as I feel that our friendship seems to be withering…

    Awaiting Amigo Tim’s proposal for a day to meet.

    If nothing is heard soon Amigo Roland, the burden falls upon you and Judy to pick a couple of days, and let’s have lunch.

    I am probably wrong to post this here, but frankly I’m getting anxious and we are hosting our family get together in July so the time is nigh.

    Feel free to respond off “off blog,” either/both (meaning Tim too).

    The hungry andlonely amigo Dave/”Z”/Hooda/or whatever…

    (Short of using a stick of dynamite, this is as subtle as it gets.)



  2. Tim Higgins says:


    While I am all about fair weather and friends, putting the two together does not seem like much of a plan.

    As to a gathering…
    I am returning to the city as we speak and should be in the beautiful confines all of next week. If we are going to do lunch, just pick a day and give me some notice so I can take the afternoon off. I anticipate that this heroic gathering may take more than an hour.

    Let’s ride!


  3. Amigos,

    I am free during this next week except for Monday and Wednesday, so I leave it to Roland and Judy to pick a time and a place (off blog), and we shall indeed ride!

    Tim, I was unaware that you were out of town since the get together was proposed.

    Had I known that, I would have sent a gentle reminder that the ball was left in your court and awaited your response.

    So let’s confirm a suitable time and place and meet quietly…, to hatch our nefarious plans 🙂


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