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April 1, 2014 7:44 AM

I've accidentally gotten my one bosom friend in the whole world drunk and we are underage! Her mother is altogether unreasonable and has cast me out. If I can't see her anymore, it will cover my life with a dark cloud of woe. What can I do?
posted by stop_calling_me_shirley to Food & Drink around (12 answers total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
Oh Anne, I've hear it said that "True friends are always together in Spirit." Sounds pretty true in this case.
posted by saradarlin at 9:41 PM on March 31, 2014 [5 favorites]

First, you'd best go up this evening and tell her mother how it was. I suppose she thinks you've done it for a silly joke or something of that sort, but she will think better of it when she finds you're not to blame.

If I can't see her anymore, it will cover my life with a dark cloud of woe.

Second, remember that even if you are separated from your friend for some time at her mother's insistence, it is not the end of the world. Kindred spirits are not so scarce as I used to think. It's splendid to find out there are so many of them in the world.
posted by Elsa at 10:08 PM on March 31, 2014 [3 favorites]

Try something dramatic, like saving your friend's sister's life. No way can her mom stay mad at you then! And make stock up on ipecac.
posted by tan_coul at 10:17 PM on March 31, 2014 [5 favorites]

It's good practice for when your kids describe your ornaments to your local religious leader as being God, and My god. You're going to need to be able to tell a good story to get out of that one.
posted by b33j at 2:36 AM on April 1, 2014 [1 favorite]

Everyone makes mistakes; try not to beat yourself up too much about it. True bosom friends will always find a way.

Also, there really are kindred spirits all around us. You should look around you; there may be people, who you have been shunning up until now, who you might like quite a bit. Now might be a good time to give those people, or that person, a second chance, while you wait for this mess with your bosom friend to blow over. After all, everyone makes mistakes, particularly when they are very young. And you can find kindred spirits in the most unlikely people sometimes if you just look!
posted by colfax at 3:41 AM on April 1, 2014 [1 favorite]

Two words: Puffed. Sleeves.
posted by kuanes at 5:14 AM on April 1, 2014 [13 favorites]

You kind of screwed this one up, but take heart. You won't be in the depths of despair forever. Keep your eyes open for an opportunity to do your friend's crazy mother a big favor, and things will probably work out.

Nthing the comment above to stock up on ipecac -- not that that has anything to do with your problem, it's just good common sense.
posted by Sokka shot first at 6:36 AM on April 1, 2014 [1 favorite]

Some day you're going to go off to college, while your friend drops out of school, and your friend is going to marry someone you find totally uninteresting and to tell him any of your secrets you tell her, and then you'll get married and move about 60 miles away. Look at this separation as practice for that.
posted by orange swan at 6:38 AM on April 1, 2014 [4 favorites]

True bosom friendship will weather the most tempestuous of storms. I know it seems right now like you have fallen into a veritable pit of despair from which there is no hope of recovery, but harness that can-do spirit and things will turn out well in the end. As a wise man once said, "the only antidote for a zany scheme is an even ZANIER scheme." You've got this, girlfriend.
posted by MsMolly at 8:53 AM on April 1, 2014

I suggest changing your name to Cordelia Montmorency.
posted by mynameisluka at 11:34 AM on April 1, 2014 [3 favorites]

I know it's tempting to think of yourself as orphaned when you haven't a friend in the world. But remember that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet, and try to comfort yourself that way.

As for solutions, have you considered going back to school? It might help you to get out of the house some.
posted by brina at 4:47 PM on April 1, 2014

Parents can be really unreasonable at that age, but it's really a temporary thing. It gets better, if you don't settle. You really don't have to settle.
posted by Sequence at 5:08 PM on April 1, 2014 [1 favorite]

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