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The struggling life of a third wheel

Jordan Smith, Feature Writer

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I would like you guys to sit back, relax and enjoy some of the struggles of being the third wheel. I know that I’m not the only one out there, so most of you guys can relate, even if you’re not willing to accept it.

Numerous times, I have done absolutely nothing, but sit in my room, watch Netflix and constantly say “I am bored”.

If you’re wondering why that’s the case, it’s one of the stages of having a best friend that’s in a relationship.

Now some people would just rather make other friends or find somebody to date, but that’s so much easier said than done.

Struggle 1: Everyone knows coming up with plans is possibly one of the hardest thing to do in a friendship. Imagine after spending almost forever deciding what to do, suddenly your friend says they’re just going to bring their s/o (significant other) with them.

I remember quite vividly the time where my friend and I decided to go bowling one night.
In an attempt to invite more people, she invited her date.

At first it was cool and we bowled and laughed a bit. That all stopped when after one of my bowls I turned around to see them boo’d up.

At that point, I realized I was alone. The rest of that date, I cheered for my own bowling victories and pouted at my own losses. After that, I became a complete third wheel and was desperately waiting for the night to be over.

Struggle 2: The funny part about it is that people think being a third wheel is only physical. I’m forewarning you now that that’s far from the truth. I found out this year that a Facetime call can make a person a third wheel. And yes, I know that may seem crazy, however, when you get hung up on Facetime for their s/o constantly, you start to feel some type of way.

Those pre-programed messages saying, “Sorry can’t talk right now” and “Can I call you later?,” start to grow old real quick. I call my friend to tell her about some tea or something and it’s like I don’t even deserve my own response.

She can’t even take two seconds to at least say that she’s on the phone with her s/o and maybe I’ll get a call back later.

Now I know it seems like I’m nagging, but I promise you it gets better from here.

The best thing that you can do at this point is find a good TV show.

Get on Netflix, Hulu and find you a good five season, 45 minute/episode show.

That option is more intended for the more introverted people like myself.

It’s a simple fix to just act as if you are occupied so that you aren’t bored and alone.

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