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How would you repay someone for pulling your butt out of a really bad situation?

Asked by Adirondackwannabe (36630points) April 14th, 2010

Here’s the scenario: You’re in a tough situation, doesn’t really matter exactly the what, the why, or how, but one of your friends comes in and works you through it so you come out relatively unscathed. How do you go about thanking your friend and what would you do to repay them?

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kiki98's avatar

Well if they are really your friend, you would not have to thank them. Maybe a thank-you but thats about it. Remember in friendshp their is no Sorry and no Thank-you:)

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

@kiki98 Thanks, that was a nice thought.

tinyfaery's avatar

Thanks should always be given when someone, anyone, goes out of their way to help you. If you don’t want to give this person a gift or take them out to dinner or a movie, you MUST return the favor in equal proportion.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

My friends wouldn’t expect anything,but I create artwork specifically for them.Painting,drawing,inkwash,pottery,carved wooden feather….;)DOG BOWLS

thezooloft's avatar

1. A simple heart felt thank you is most often enough. 2. Be a good friend in return. Those that help us often do it because it feels good and rarely to get something in return.

wundayatta's avatar

What, why and how do matter, because the thanks should be appropriate. Taking them out might be appropriate in some cases, and something more serious might require a permanent IOU. Sort of a “anytime you need something, call.” Gifts are nice, but it should be proportionate to your gratitude.

The “no thanks are necessary” are, of course, what a friend will say. However that doesn’t mean you don’t want to show how grateful you are. It’s hard to stay with a permanent obligation out there. We feel these things, this gratitude, and we want to express how deep it is. So, yeah, a gift of some kind—whatever is appropriate.

hug_of_war's avatar

People need to know they are appreciated – I think it is essential to say sorry and thank you in any kind of relationship. I don’t think returning the favor is necessary as friendship isn’t some game where you need to always do equal amounts for each other. I would sincerely thank them (being specific) and and plan for us to do something for just the two of us just to show them I am grateful for their friendship or buy them a small token I’d know they’d appeciate, like a book.

Vunessuh's avatar

Blow job.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

@Vunessuh There’s a girl after my heart.

Vunessuh's avatar

@Adirondackwannabe I aim to please. It’s quick and you can never tell me I never did anything to thank you. I’ll even record it so I have proof. XD

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

@Vunessuh I was a little worried after I answered. It was a lady that helped me out. Maybe I’d have to give a blowjob to her guy “came” to mind.

Vunessuh's avatar

@Adirondackwannabe The ladies like em’ too.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

@Vunessuh I’m always “up” for that.

bunnygrl's avatar

My Gran told me that when life was at its very worst, when you don’t see a way out or round your problems, stop for a minute and look around you, the friends you see still with you then, they are real friends, the others, they’re not friends at all. Tell your friend how much his/her help meant to you, and make sure that you are always there for them in return. You’re very lucky to have such a friend, make sure they know it honey, and I think, because you’re thinking about this so much, I think your friend is lucky to have you too.
hugs xx

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

@bunnygrl That was extremely nice.

stranger_in_a_strange_land's avatar

I’ll never say a bad thing about the US Marine Corps again as long as a live.

slick44's avatar

I simpily live by the rule, Do unto others, as you would have done unto you.

Cruiser's avatar

I’d say thanks I owe you one and probably buy them a beer. But any of my friends would never expect nor appreciate any remuneration or payback as that is what friends are for!

CaptainHarley's avatar

By being there for them when THEY got into a really bad situation.

Sophief's avatar

You shouldn’t have to thank them, that’s what friends are for.

iphigeneia's avatar

Don’t pay it back, pay it forward! If you are set on paying it back, however, cupcakes and a heartfelt note usually hit the bullseye.

OneMoreMinute's avatar

I support the team that applies Gratitude and Appreciation.
Especially when a friend has pulled your butt out of a mess. Who does not like being thanked?
And a card or gift, an inspired created gift for that person is always a beautiful thing. Perfect for that beautiful friend. And food, a beer or meal out. More fun!
A sitting reminder that they are appreciated and loved and worthy.

I have a friend who has helped me out and taught me valuable things, too many times to count. I have made him many home made thank you gifts that he has a personal little art gallery!!!!
And here’s another Thank You that goes out to him, where ever he is, what ever he’s doing…..(((((THANK YOU!!!)))))

Trillian's avatar

I bake cookies and a mean apple pie. I also like to send flowers.

OneMoreMinute's avatar

@Trillian Anytime you that you need need a favor, call me! :-)

I love mean apple pie!!!!! haha!

Trillian's avatar

@OneMoreMinute I’ll bake you a great pie without you having to do me a favor. Let me know where to send it.

Trillian's avatar

@OneMoreMinute You’re welcome. Do you think I’m kidding? PM me your address.

bunnygrl's avatar

@Adirondackwannabe <hugs> thank you, everything i’ve ever learned that was worth anything I learned from this tiny beautiful woman with a heart the size of a continent and a smile that could light up a room. I miss her terribly. Your friend is lucky to have you, and I’ll bet they already know that,
hugs honey xx

jazmina88's avatar

mmmmmmm. blow jobs and pie

partyparty's avatar

Perhaps cook a meal for them and give them a big hug (words don’t matter) they will understand your reasons.

wundayatta's avatar

@Trillian I’d love to taste your apple pie, too. Especially if you’re willing to taste mine. The only thing better than one apple pie is two apple pies!

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OneMoreMinute's avatar

@axevamp360 What if they are married?

Val123's avatar

Wait for the opportunity to pay them back. Keep being their friend, and there for them.

augustlan's avatar

If someone has helped me in a major way, I like to send them a heartfelt note telling them how much their gesture means to me. Even if it’s my husband. :)

Also, I want in on the pie!

OneMoreMinute's avatar

I’m in a bar right now enjoying #2 Cuervo Margarita. I looked on the wall. There is a poster on the wall. It’s a poster ad for Apple Pie Liquor. It has the 50’s hottie pointed toes, posed sexy, with these words, “Try me Pie!”


so the bartender thinks I’m DRUNK!
You canNOT always trust your eyes!

Hypocrisy_Central's avatar

Since my good pal is a dude who really loves his food I can just get him a nice rib eye and he will be good to go.

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