Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Be Careful What You Wish For

Jer and I were having a fun moment a week or so ago and I remember telling him that I would love to see him and SD go at it with some guys. I meant fight. Of course I didn't think anything of it - it was an offhand remark, seeing as how big they are. Maybe I have been watching too much MMA also.

Anyhow, tonight, it was not even 20 minutes since I had gotten out of the cab when I heard a car pull up in front of the store. I heard Jerry telling the guy to move the car over a bit so that it would not block the store. Realizing that he knew the guy - it was the brother-in-law to be of our friend - Jerry joked around saying "Move the fucking car." or something like that.

Apparently, the guy took it seriously and started running his mouth. It would have stopped there but he pulled out and kept running his mouth. This riled Jerry up and he started talking shit as well. Naturally, I tried to calm him down and told him to get back inside as he had made his way out to the gate. Then - now, this is according to the neighbors who came out because of the noise, I didn't really see because I was trying to pull Jerry back inside with Gary's (another friend of ours) help - the guy pulled out a baseball bat and started challenging Jerry to a fight.

Oh my...wrong thing to do.

It took all I got - plus several other guys, at this point, the sup got woken up and the barangay police came over - to stop him from going over to the guy's car.

I am just relieved that it's all over - they asked the guy to leave - and that no one got hurt. It does not mean that I am not upset. I was actually shaking a bit after I got Jerry settled down but it was all over a misunderstanding and pride. The guy thought Jerry was cussing at him and that is just how Jerry talks. Trying to explain to Jerry that not everyone gets his humor is hard though. Am also glad that I came home just in time and that Gary was down here to help.

It seems that stress is really just part of my life.

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