Friends vs. Italian Friends

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  1. Principessa

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    Friends vs. Italian Friends

    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 rearrange the furniture.

    Friends: Their dads always call before they come over to visit them and its 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 or uncle's phone number to get it done...cash deal, know what I mean?

    Friends: Will come over for cake and coffee and expect cake and coffee, no more.
    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 dinner 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.
    Italian Friends: Call your parents 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

    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.



     
  2. D_Coyne Toss

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    Most of them are very true!!!

    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 rearrange the furniture.

    True but usually I am forced to help...

    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 or uncle's phone number to get it done...cash deal, know what I mean?

    LOL, it was more in the past, but still somehow true.

    Friends: Will come over for cake and coffee and expect cake and coffee, no more.
    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 dinner as well.
    I adore cooking for my friends! and so do many compatriots of mine


    Friends:Think that being Italian is a great thing.
    Italian Friends: Know that being Italian is a great thing.
    Mainland Italians tend to think that the rest of the world is better.


    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.
    More in the south of the country


    Friends: Call your parents Mr. and Mrs.
    Italian Friends: Call your parents mom and dad.
    More in the south


    Friends:Have never seen you cry.
    Italian Friends: Cry with you.

    Yes, we have warm heart, but alas short memory: our history is full of forgotten heroes.

    Friends: Will eat at your dinner table and leave
    Italian Friends: Will spend hours there, talking, laughing and just being together

    True, but I hate it!

    Friends:Borrow your stuff for a few days then give it back.
    Italian Friends: Keep your stuff so long they forget it's yours.

    I have never experienced this

    Friends: know a few things about you.
    Italian Friends: Could write a book with direct quotes from you.

    Oh yes: always be careful about what you say to an Italian, we adore pulling ourselves around with aneddoctes.

    Friends: Will leave you behind if that's what the crowd is doing.
    Italian Friends: Will kick the whole crowds' ass that left you.

    Yes, but I am sure all real friends do.

    Friends:Would knock on your door.
    Italian Friends: Walk right in and say, "I'm home!"

    Oh yes!

    Friends: Are for a while.
    Italian Friends: Are for life.

    Often, but alas not always.


     
  3. naughty

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    Workin' up a good pot of mad!

    Perhaps we should tack on the American after Italian! LOL! Hey, that sounds like my family to a large extent! LOL! Except for the cash only deals. :biggrin1:
     
  4. earllogjam

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    I had Sicilian neighbors growing up and their mom would always call me her boyfriend. Now I understand. God I loved them, except for all the zuchinni they would give us grown in their backyard which I was forced to eat. I hung around alot at their house being a latch key kid and they would feed me and speak to me in Italian. They made the best biscotti too.
     
  5. Elmer Gantry

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    LOL, so true, Mama.
     
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