15 thoughts on “Let Me Ask You a Question – 1/26/19

  1. Oh man. That’s a question I’m not sure I can answer. I dislike any argument. Some have been with my wife, some with my kids, some with friends, and some with acquaintances/strangers, that may or may not have involved fists. None are great.

  2. A 6 ft. 3 in. martial artist friend of mine and I argued over the fact that he was forging my personal checks while we lived together. The argument heightened when I threatened jail and he threatened murder and meant it, dead eyes and all. The argument took a turn and it became a game of reasoning. I reasoned that people might know who done it as we lived in a neighborhood aware of his abilities and temper. He ended up breaking the house apart and I kicked him out of my life. As far as difficult arguments, that one may have topped my list.

  3. A housemate, who happened to be the one in charge of collecting the rent, and who also happened to have recently lost his job as a home alarm system installer after being arrested buying crack from an undercover cop (Apparently, his boss didn’t think that was a good recommendation for that line of work.), accused me of shorting him on the rent. I was quite sure I had not done that. He was screaming (very possibly high?) and charged at me up a couple of steps. He was taller, 20 years younger, and had often bragged about studying Akido*. I took hold of his shirt, side stepped and pivoted and released. He found himself out of arm’s reach and facing back the way he came. He said, “You touched me!” and retreated to his room in confusion. The odd thing about my move was that it was completely unplanned and in the mode of Akido, which I have never studied. At any rate, not long after, the rent was not paid and we were all evicted.

    *Aikido is a modern Japanese martial art developed by Morihei Ueshiba as a synthesis of his martial studies, philosophy, and religious beliefs. Ueshiba’s goal was to create an art that practitioners could use to defend themselves while also protecting their attacker from injury.” [Wikipedia] — It stresses using an atacker’s momentum in a circular motion to safely defeat the attack.

      1. It isn’t but what can anyone do?

        Either that or I put my meme up of a pigeon that says arguing with an idiot is like playing chess with a pigeon, even if they are losing they strut around the board like they have won

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