Why do some people show off? We cannot avoid them, we better learn to endure and enjoy their company.
I was walking on Al Wahda Street when a friend joined in. He started off. “This walk-in-leisure will not take you anywhere, buddy. Take exercise seriously. I get up in the morning and complete my yoga and meditation. I cannot imagine an evening without the gym. During weekends I manage cycling.”
“OK Bruce Lee,” I replied and started jogging to escape him. But he managed to chase me. Look at his famished look and you will realize my plight.
My other boasting friend was smart. He told a colleague, “I can finish off six burgers at a go.” The innocent fellow fell for the bait. They reached the canteen. The first burger got digested in no time. During the second, there was a struggle. When the third came, the guy threw in the towel. “Sorry, I lost. Thanks for the burgers.”
A friend asked me details about a Malaysian minister. I did not know so I suggested him to “Google it.” Another colleague who claimed to be an expert on Malaysian affairs wanted to help. When I insisted “Googling” was better, he got annoyed and replied: “Does Google know better than me?”
Well, over to you, Google.