Does anyone else find random people calling you a "friend" annoying? I have people I know, I have buddies I go out for a drink with and I also have 3 or 4 friends who are always there for me and will do anything for them. I'm ok with people calling me mate, dude or whatever but not somebody I meet for the first time in my life calling me "friend". In most cases people who call you "friend" also want something from you. "Yyyeeesss my friend! Buy the carpet!" or "Friend, help me earn money!". Yet again, I have not had a cigarette since NYE so it might just be me being annoyed with everything.