Honesty is amongst the better policies, right up there with the No Child Left Behind Act (in theory) and just behind “Let people off the train before you start getting on it,” in terms of general value.
But we’re sensitive to too much honesty. A bowlful of sugar is the only thing that makes the medicine go down. But a reluctance to criticize our friends is a disservice. However, too much callin’ ’em like we see ’em is a bummer, too. That’s why you need your one blunt best friend to give you a lift on the straight talk express
Here are 6 reasons to love that blunt best friend even more than you already do.
1. They don’t hold back from delivering the truth.
My brother-in-law is famous (in some circles) for saying, “Facts are friendly.” But he’s wrong; facts are neutral and dispassionate. Your blunt friend should be able to deliver news sans theatrics.
2. They save you from fashion faux pas.
Are you red-green dichromatic and desperately need to know when your colors are clashing? Has your body shape altered significantly since you bought those sweet suede jeans? Do you periodically tuck your skirt back into your tights after using the toilet? Your blunt best friend will let you know that, whatever the case, you need to shape up it up, pronto.