Friend is a big word in my book. Almost as big as more than a friend. As much as I like the aspect of friendship, I do not know that I would in this case be able to say yes? I do not completely oppose your company? (( Oh dear, please do not take offense to this. I honestly hadn't even touched the 'social' forums until a couple of days ago, and I have been on here for... apparently almost five years gosh. I'm very awkward, but I am trying! ))
The next person likes to laugh at people's pain.