Having a sister is essentially like having a live-in best friend and confidant whom you trust endlessly — but who also knows exactly how to push your buttons and piss you off at the drop of a hat. Because hey, love and hate are two sides of the same coin, right?
And nothing illustrates this concept quite as succinctly as a recent viral text exchange between two sisters about (you guessed it) borrowing one another’s clothing.
It all started when 16-year-old Trinity Hartman was texting with her 12-year-old sister, Jordan Torstenson. Trinity was looking to borrow Jordan’s spandex, and inadvertently stumbled into a fight about borrowing privileges and clothes-stealing.
However, as with most sisterly disagreements, the whole thing was hilarious forgotten in about two seconds when Jordan invited Trinity to come to the movies with her.
Trinity shared the exchange to Twitter, with the rhetorical caption, “‘What’s it like having a sister?'”
Since almost every woman with a sister could relate to this debacle, the tweet quickly went viral, with over 58,000 retweets and 109,000 likes.
People’s responses were basically: “Yup, this sums it up.”
Oh, and people were 100% sure to tag their sisters in the comments — just to passive-aggressively remind them of past clothes-snatching behavior.
The whole thing even inspired people to share entertaining and petty screenshots from their own text “negotiations” with their sisters.
Ahh. The true meaning of sisterhood: forgiving anything and everything, but still holding grudges about that time she borrowed your halter top without asking.
“My sister and I argue about small things a lot, but at the end of the day we always make up, and we love each other a lot,” Trinity told BuzzFeed. “Even when I’m mad at her, I’ve got her back. She’s pretty much my own built-in best friend.”