Some people complain about "fair weather friends" who only come around when times are good. Do you any of you have (or are) a "foul" weather friend? I have a friend who only calls me when there is drama in his life. For the longest time I didn't even know he really considered me a friend (he was originally one of DH's "good ol boys") until the day his wife went into labor. Not only did I drive them to the hospital (3 times. 2x for false labor) but he asked me to stay for the delivery. Now, if he needs to vent, he calls me. Often, I'm the first person he calls. I got to thinking about it. I'm his "foul weather friend". I think I"m that for a lot of people. I'm shy, uncomfortable in groups, but I'm always there to lend an ear, wipe a tear or help a friend out of a jam. I'm not the first person on the guest list for a party, I never send birthday or holiday cards, rarely reply to e-mails and I don't really go and "hang out" with the gals much. Sometimes I get really down on myself, feeling like I"m merely "Bob's Wife" in the eyes of many people, and then I get a phone call from someone needing help, or just to talk. Do you guys have a friend like that, or are you that friend to others? Do you mind the phone calls ("Hey! I need to move today and haven't packed anything, HELP!) and feel taken advantage of, or do you welcome the opportunity to be helpful and social at the same time?