The only person in the world I come close to arguing and winning is me. Though, the guy inside me always wins. Its him telling the right and me doing the big wrong.
So the other day, I got a message from my friend. One of our school buddy was in town and he wanted me to go meet him as he couldn't make it. Surprisingly, the guy lived just a few blocks away from where I lived. I couldn't walk that far. No way!
Alternative? Take my brother's bike.
My brother had an important appointment that day. So I had to sneak out of the house with his bike. Then I noticed the "E" on the gas gauge. That wasn't going to stop me. So I still took the bike.
I made my way to a huge apartment. I found his address stopped in several times without success. It took me almost 20 minutes of knocking and ringing the bell. But there was nobody inside.
Then, the guy inside me spoke, "Maybe you should check the address again."
"No way, I have memorized it perfectly."
The door finally opened. "Who is this?" - It was a voice that was convincing enough to check the address again. It was the wrong house. I could see my friend's house on the opposite side. There was a eerie figure by the door. It was a.... an old woman, well over her 80's. She was really upset. I had disturbed her while she was taking a nap. The yelling began. It took me way too long to convince her that it was a mistake. A few apologies and a sad face did the trick.
My friend's house was locked. Maybe he was still working at the local restaurant. I had enough money only for the fuel or for the food. The gauge was still on "E". The guy inside me spoke again, "No, get the fuel. You can always get lunch some other day."
I still decided to make it to the Restaurant.
There was a huge traffic congestion ahead of me. Due to the traffic, I had plenty of time to debate thoroughly and heatedly both sides of the issue at hand. This went on for about 15 minutes.
Finally, I submitted the evidence to God. "Oh God, I can't do both and I don't know which is the right one to do."
Blub came the reply, "Son, the traffic just cleared. Get moving and don't create another congestion!"
I finally reached the place. I asked the waiter about my friend. He said he would be arriving shortly. Meanwhile, I decided to have some food. Lunch was quicker than ever. The bill arrived too. I had enough money to pay for the food. But now, what was left with me wasn't even enough for a half candy.
I again asked about my friend. "Oh yeah, there he is..." The waiter pointed to a guy in his 30's. That can't be my friend. Did he have an age boost by drinking the wrong health drink? We both were the same age while we were kids. Nah, it couldn't be him. A serious interrogation with the gentleman confirmed, it wasn't him. They just had the same names!
The "E" on the gas gauge had now turned to an "Eeep". It was me. I had to push the vehicle all the way home. And there stood the angry "Lord Grumpy". Who else, my brother. He was really angry. Let's skip that part of the story...
As for the old woman, she did some awesome yelling. She had a lot of stamina to shout that good. I couldn't free myself from the grasp her words had on me.
As for the answer from God, maybe it wasn't him speaking. I guess it was the gentleman next to me on the road or the evil guy lurking inside me...