WOULD you like to be one of those annoying friends who gives terrible advice about situations you don’t understand? Follow this guide.
Encourage friends to make stupid changes in their life
If a friend is temporarily feeling down about things, wholeheartedly support any daft idea they are toying with. If they set up a doomed business selling their own soup or fly to South America to become a cocaine baron, you’ve really helped them make a change in their life.
Give them bolshy advice about work problems
Encourage a friend who’s having minor work hassles to angrily confront their boss and tell them they are “not taking any more sh*t”. This is unlikely to resolve the issue, but is likely to result in them being considered an unstable nutter and a perfect candidate for the next round of downsizing.
Never offer constructive criticism
If your friend keeps sending you their derivative sci-fi stories or invites you to look at their terrible paintings, assure them they are all fantastic. A true friend always encourages you to waste your life on total cr*p.
Give Trisha-style relationship advice
If you don’t know the intricacies of someone’s relationship you should be cautious about giving advice. But f**k that and jump in with confident statements such as:
“You need a clean break.”
“He’s clearly a narcissist.”
“She’s probably cheating on you, mate.”
“Go out with that guy you barely know at the gym!”
Make your friend overestimate their abilities
Encourage them to possibly die after taking on a marathon when they’re just a casual jogger, or apply for internal promotions they’re massively underqualified for, resulting in them looking like a deluded twat. It’s what friends are for.