Time and again, I have heard quite a few people complain about their (former and current) room-mates. I am usually a passive listener in all such conversations. When someone asks me for my input, I answer truthfully, "Oh, I have gotten along fabulously with all my room-mates right since my undergrad days in the hostel. In fact, I am in touch with most of them still and we are good friends." And people suspiciously ask, "You did not have problems with even one room-mate of yours?" and I just shake my head, "No."
At this point, there are gasps of disbelief. Some people then say, "Wow!" while the more charitable ones say, "Oh, you must have a very nice and adjusting personality then." To the latter I always react with, "No - I was just lucky I guess." To which people inevitably reply, "Don't be modest!"
Well, recently I was proved right - O boy, o boy, don't I love it when I am right :-D. I do have buttons which when pushed (even by people I usually get along well with) can annoy the heck out of me. Keep pushing them and there is your murderess in the making! So I was right all along - I have been extremely lucky in getting great room-mates (in most cases, pre-chosen) and great friends who hardly ever push(ed) those buttons. And the entire credit goes to them.
Thank God for friends. In particular, thank God for giving me great friends. Each of you is so important to me in so many ways and you make my life even more wonderful :-D!
Happy friendship day folks :-D!