My best friend is also a mutual friend of several other of my friends. One day we were talking about the kid, and we decided that, in most social situations you would be better off with an untrained monkey than "Jared".
There were too many reasons that a trained monkey would outperform Jared, so we decided that the untrained monkey would give Jared a fair chance.
His nickname is now "monkey", and when he stumbles up a flight of stairs or yells out a car window or leaves his bookbag on the roof of his car and drives away..... We know it's pretty close to an untrained monkey.
I get flak from them, because I'm short, stout, and bald. When we play PGA tour, I have to be Craig Stadler, and they name and call me Fatty.
In turn, I give them crap, because one of them is a Male Model... I quote "Zoolander" and warn them that they just might die in a "freak-accident-gasoline-fight-fire situation..."
I wonder, aloud, if "there must be more to life than stunning features and chiseled abs... nah...."
Taunting and bickering are different, but equally fun. I had an english fellow I worked with, I was the gopher at a auto AC repair/install place.
All day long this English guy, dave, would bicker with me--- if I said I liked Janis Joplin, he'd say she was a drugged out floozie (but leave it on the oldies station thay played Janis 3 times a day)
He was trying to bicker, so I got a book on slang, and read lots of british slang. "do you want some crisps, dave?" I tried to be smooth at the rhyming slang, but being American, never quite 'hit' the mark.
"That's a shiny piece of glass..."
"Want some bread and bits?"
For awhile, someone had told me dave was actually Scottish.... for about a month, I was "on him" about caber tossing, kilts, haggis, getting pushed around by the brits.... He LET me keep doing it--- I was so mad when I found out he wasn't Scottish.
Anyway, I don't think I taunted the fellow who had a tank full of water and was making everyone 'jump through hoops' to help him get his moped running. I ought to go look that thread up, and give him a good 'working over'.
Don-Ohio was a fun guy to 'tool' on.... cause he'd come right back with it.
I have an extra PC monitor, and it works fine. maybe we should all start mailing PC parts to Don--- I'm sure he'll be able to get 'em going. I even have a working PC, w/no cd drive--- so you can't install anything without running from a network.
Anyway, I taunt my friends, they taunt back.... I was good friends with Dave the English guy, but If I was going swimming at a friends pool, i was suddenly "Jacques Cousteau". This post IS moped related, because I said "Puch" in front of him, and never heard the end of it.
"now, go away, or I shall taunt you a second time..."
John Cleese (as a french garrison leader)
Monty Python and the H.G.