On a completely separate and unconnected note: a real friend can talk to you about a less-than-happy thing that needs to be done and which could be seen as a disrespectful thing in such a way that it is resolved with no worries, no hard feelings, and absolutely no show of disrespect. It is a good thing to have friends like this, and to be a friend like this. More than this, I choose not to say. Just a happy thing.
Time to make dinner.