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F***in’ Friends, How do they Work?

May 17th, 2010

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Hey Elliott. Jeff here. I just thought I’d drop a note and see if you could help me write this week’s post. I’m not sure I know how to do it. Should we just link to “How Billy Stole Sally’s Heart” and call it a week?


What up Jeff. Probably. (That’s the appropriate level of motivation for 20 somethings!) But this song is better than that one. And also stop asking me to do your work for you.


Dear Jeff and Elliott,

I’m a student and I’ve got a few friends who always turn to me for help regarding assignments. I get that feeling that they’re just using me to get the answers. We don’t really speak much outside assignments. I want to help but at the same time, I want to do my own work. What do i do?

-Student in Trouble

“F***in’ Friends, How do they Work?”

Dear Troubled,

If these “friends” feel comfortable asking you
For the work that they don’t think they can do
Then when you’ve got something that you need to get done too
Feel free to ask and see if their “friendship” is true

Hey Tod my fridge is on the fritz, could you lend me a hand?
You say you’re busy, that’s ok! Have fun learning those Stats
Hey Tod I’m in a fix could you help me out from under this log?
You’re pretty tired? Not a problem. Good luck finding the literary significance of Ludlam’s Dog

Everybody likes some help, but you can help them help themselves
By kindly refusing to do
The classwork that they pay good money just to have.
Besides, you’ve got your own work to do too!

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