Friends vs. Italian Friends

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Big ups to my mother for emailing me this. It’s too good not to share with the masses.

Friends: Move out when they’re 18 with the full support of their parents.
Italian Friends: Move out when they’re 28, having saved for that nice house and are a week away from getting married…unless there’s room in the basement for the newlyweds.

Friends: When their mom visits them she brings a nice bunt cake and you sip coffee and chat.
Italian Friends: When their mom visits them she brings 3 days worth of food and begins to immediately tidy up, dust, do the laundry or re-arrange the furniture.

Friends: Their dads always call before they come over to visit them and it’s usually only on special occasions.
Italian Friends: Are not at all fazed when their dads come over, unannounced, on a Saturday morning at 8:00am and start pruning the trees
with a chainsaw or renovating the garage.

Friends: You can leave your kids with them and you always worry if everything is going to be ok plus you have to feed them after you pick them up.
Italian Friends: No problem, leave the kids there and if they get out of line the Italian friend can set them straight…plus they get fed.

Friends: Always pay retail and look in the yellow pages when they need something done.
Italian Friends: Just call their dad or uncle and ask for another dad’s oruncle’s phone number to get it done…cash deal, knowhatImean.

Friends: Will come over for cake and coffee and expect cake and coffee, nomore.
Italian Friends: Will come over for cake and coffee and expect an antipasto, a few bottles of wine, a pasta dish, a choice of two meats, salad, bread, potatoes, a nice dessert cake, fruit, coffee and a few after dinner drinks…time permitting there will be a late lunch as well.

Friends: Think that being Italian is a great thing.
Italian Friends: Know that being Italian is a great thing

FRIENDS: Never ask for food.
ITALIAN FRIENDS: Are the reason you have no food.

FRIENDS: Will say “hello”
ITALIAN FRIENDS: Will give you a big hug and a kiss.

FRIENDS: Call your parents Mr. and Mrs. whatever
ITALIAN FRIENDS: Call your parent’s Mom and Dad.

FRIENDS: Have never seen you cry.
ITALIAN FRIENDS: Cry with you.

FRIENDS: Will eat at your dinner table and leave.
ITALIAN FRIENDS: Will spend hours there, talking, laughing and just being together. Then they will help you with the dishes

FRIENDS: Borrow your stuff for a few days then give it back.
ITALIAN FRIENDS: Keep your stuff so long they forget it’s yours.

FRIENDS: know a few things about you.
ITALIAN FRIENDS: Could write a book with direct quotes from you.

FRIENDS: Will leave you behind if that’s what the crowd is doing.
ITALIAN FRIENDS: Will kick the whole crowds’ ass that left you.

FRIENDS: Would knock on your door.
ITALIAN FRIENDS: Walk right in and say, “I’m home!”

FRIENDS: Are for a while.
ITALIAN FRIENDS: Are for life.

It’s funny ’cause it’s true. Capisca?

Update: The “more” button was acting up, so away it went.

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  • John

    Mike, I don’t know if you’re a southerner or not, but I’ve been reading a great collection of essays called Were You Always An Italian? by Maria Laurino (her family is southern), and as a Sicilian I’ve loved it. Might be worth checking out.

  • Jb

    Sorry This is offtopic, but I found this

    Prospect Jose Jose is in the Red Sox minor league camp and playing, however Jose can’t sign with an ML until July second (like I posted before) and its only in camp for a look, however according to his agent there is a good chance he could sign with the Sox, but there’s other organizations in the picture. Jose is very similar to Engel Beltre in looks, physicics and hitting approach. Jose like Beltre is about 6-1 170 left handed hitting and thrower and also like Beltre has an slight upper cut swing, a quick bat and with very good pop. In my opinion Beltre at this time Beltre is the better prospect of the two.


  • b/c

    Mike what has happened to Friday randomness, I miss it.

  • Mike A.

    Too much work b/c. Maybe during the season when news and such starts to pick up.