Everyone has friends. Some are so alike that it is shocking. They seem to walk, talk and even eat the same. But others are so very different that it is an absolute wonder that they can even stand each other, let alone be friends. That is how it is in the friendship of Sandra and Nancy. They differ in everything from their views on cleaning, their views on fun and even in their views on religion. The two girls are the best of friends but they are very different, even in the views on how they clean. Sandra is very neat and tidy. Everything must be in its place at all times. Nancy on the other hand is extremely messy. Wherever things happen to land is where they should belong. Sandra cleans her room at least once a day. While Nancy’s room is lucky to be cleaned once a month. When Sandra cleans, it is a lengthy procedure. Sometimes she will spend hours just cleaning her room. When Nancy cleans, it is done as quickly as humanly possible. If she can get everything shoved under her bed in five minutes then she is happy. The thought of even sleeping in a messy room makes Sandra extremely uncomfortable. Though Nancy can’t stand to be in a spotless room, with out the urge to mess something up.
Since the two girls can hardly stand to be in each other’s rooms, they frequently go out. But even in their choices of a good time, they have severe differences. Sandra is very quiet and shy. She doesn’t like to be around a lot of people that she doesn’t know. Nancy on the contrary is loud and very outgoing. She loves being with new people and doing new and exciting things. She hates the thought of doing the same thing over and over again. Sandra’s idea of a great weekend would be to stay at home with a few friends and watch movies. While Nancy’s fantasy weekend would include mountain climbing, skydiving, or any thing where she met tons of new friends. Sandra is the most shy around boys. In fact, she has never even been on a single date. Nancy is perhaps even more outgoing and brave when in comes to boys. She has been on lots of dates and has had many boyfriends.
Even though these two differ in many matters of their life, the most difficult difference to overcome is their difference in religious beliefs. The two girls have gone to the same day care and school all of their lives, but they have never been of the same faith. Sandra is a very strong Baptist. In fact her dad is the pastor of the Baptist church. But Nancy is a Catholic, but she isn’t very involved in her church. Sandra has been a Baptist since the very day she was born. Nancy did not become a member of the Catholic Church until she was almost fifteen years old. Sandra believes whole-heartedly in her church and in her God. But Nancy questions her religion and the actions of her God. These two girls have been friends for nearly eighteen years despite their many differences. Many people say that opposites attract, and in this case it seems to be true. Perhaps the differences even made their friendship all that much stronger.