7 Times Ross Geller Was Literally The Worst Friend On 'Friends'

7 Times Ross Geller Was Literally The Worst Friend On 'Friends'

He won't be there for you, and I won't be there for him
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When it comes to "Friends," everyone has their favorite, and a lot of people have that one friend that they just don’t like as much as the others. For me, that’s Ross Geller. But it’s not that I just don’t like him, I think the series could have been greatly improved by removing him completely. When I list my favorite Friends, Ross doesn’t make the top 6. I’ve said on multiple occasions that I think Rachel could have done much better and that they should not have gotten back together again at the end of the series. I almost listed all of the reason their relationship isn’t healthy but I decided to focus on Ross since it’s mostly his fault.

So here’s a collection of the times that Ross was the worst.

1. When he tried to keep Ben from playing with a Barbie doll

Carol and Susan drop off Ben to be watched by Ross and Ben is holding a Barbie doll that he apparently picked out himself. We immediately see Ross’s face turn into “oh my god what if my son is gay.” It’s never actually stated that this is what Ross is thinking but given how subtly homophobic he is about Carol and Susan I don’t think it’s outside of the realm of possibilities. Ross then spends the rest of his time with his son trying to convince Ben to play with a GI Joe instead.

2. His fixation on his ex-wife’s relationship

I recently tried to start Friends from the beginning and had to keep skipping ahead because there was so much of Ross having an issue with Carol and Susan, mostly Susan. He ruins one of his dates because he can’t stop focusing on Carol and Susan who are also at the restaurant. When Carol is pregnant with Ben, Ross tires to turn it into a competition with Susan over who can be the better partner. You got dumped dude, it sucks and it’s wrong that she cheated on you, but you need to move on.

3. When he wasn’t going to divorce Rachel

Did he honestly think he would be able to get away with that? He blatantly lied and totally disregarded Rachel’s feelings. Again.

4. When he threw away the message for Rachel

This is incredibly manipulative. Throughout the series we’ve seen Ross trying to sabotage Rachel’s relationships with other men but this time he got caught. This had literally nothing to do with him and yet somehow suddenly it did because in Ross’s world, it’s always about him.

5. The sandwich overreaction

It’s a sandwich. Chill out.

6. When he didn’t help Chandler help Joey

Joey was having money problems but was too proud to ask for help or accept a loan from a friend, so Chandler designed a fake card game to help Joey “win” some money. Joey then played the game with Ross and lost the money. When Chandler told Ross the whole story, Ross refused to give back the money to help a friend.

7. Any time he acted like he was entitled to date Rachel just because he’d liked her for so long

First of all, the long-time near obsession is just creepy. Second, it doesn’t matter how much he likes her if she doesn’t like him back. It’s not a race to see who “wins” it’s Rachel’s life. She gets to make her own decisions and you get to live with it.

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Sorting at Hogwarts is a big deal. Being sorted into a house is essentially being placed into a family while you are away from home learning about witchcraft and wizardry. Your house is made up of the people you will live with, go to classes with, play Quidditch with and everything in between. You basically spend 24/7 with them. Your Hogwarts house is your home away from home.

When you get sorted into a house, it is based on your personality traits. The people in your house are typically like-minded people who display the same characteristics as you.

When you’re a first year at Hogwarts, the minute you set foot in the castle you are swept into the Great Hall to have the ancient Sorting Hat placed on your head. This Sorting Hat decides which “family” you’ll be spending your seven years with.

For some, it is very obvious which house they will be in, due to certain personality traits they possess. For others, they may exemplify traits that fit a multitude of houses and are uncertain where they may end up.

To find out where you belong, you can take the official "Harry Potter" Sorting Hat quiz at Pottermore.com. For all you muggles out there, these are the characteristics that the houses possess and what your house says about you:

Gryffindor: The house of the brave, loyal, courageous, adventurous, daring and chivalrous. Those who stand up for others are typically Gryffindors. Brave-hearted is the most well-known Gryffindor characteristic, and Gryffindors are also known for having a lot of nerve.

Gryffindors are people who hold a multitude of qualities alongside the ones listed, making them a very well-rounded house. People who are Gryffindors are often people who could fit nicely into another house but choose to tell the sorting hat they want Gryffindor (there's that bravery). "Do what is right" is the motto Gryffindors go by.

Being a Gryffindor means that you're probably the adventurous and courageous friend, and you are usually known for doing what is right.

Ravenclaw: The house is known for their wisdom, intelligence, creativity, cleverness and knowledge. Those who value brains over brawn can be found here. Ravenclaws often tend to be quite quirky as well. "Do what is wise" is the motto they strive to follow.

Though Ravenclaws can be know-it-alls sometimes, they most likely do know what the wisest decision is.

If you are known for being the quirky friend, the smartest in the group or just great at making wise decisions, you're definitely a Ravenclaw.

Hufflepuff: This house values hard work, dedication, fair play, patience, and loyalty. Hufflepuff’s are known for being just and true. "Do what is nice" is their motto.

Hufflepuff is known as the “nice house” and believes strongly in sparing peoples feelings and being kind. This is not to say that Hufflepuffs aren't smart or courageous. Hufflepuffs just enjoy making others happy and tend to be more patient towards people.

If you ever find that you are too nice for your own good and cannot bear to hurt someone’s feelings, congratulations, you are a Hufflepuff.

Slytherin: This is the house of the cunning, prideful, resourceful, ambitious, intelligent, and determined. Slytherin's love to be in charge and crave leadership. "Do what is necessary" is the motto of this house.

Slytherin is a fairly well-rounded house, similar to the other houses. They are loyal to those that are loyal to them just as Gryffindors are and are intelligent as Ravenclaws.

Slytherin house as a whole is not evil, despite how many dark wizards come out of this house. That is merely based on the choices of those wizards (so if your friend is a Slytherin, don’t judge, it doesn’t mean they are mean people). Slytherins do, however, have a tendency to be arrogant or prideful. This is most likely due to the fact that everyone in Slytherin is exceedingly proud to be there.

What Hogwarts house you’re in says a lot about the person you are, the traits you possess and how you may act in some situations. But in the end, your house is really just your home that is always there for you. Always.


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