This story is one of my favorites and involves some of my favorite people, with whom I am going on vacation with later today. I figured post as late as possible, then maybe they won’t read and it be awkward.
I think of this in terms of an Aesop’s fable, or one of those Confucious says type of stories. When I think of it, it makes me laugh but also resonates on a deeper level. Although maybe I’m an idiot.
Some friend’s of ours came in town from Baton Rouge and we all went to Joe T’s, a terrible but pretty mexican restaurant, one afternoon. As we are all sitting around, enjoying the 120 degree heat and drunken shenanigans that is Joe T’s, everyone starts talking about what they are going to order. She, of the couple, says “I’m getting the chimichangas and ranch.” I say, “I doubt they have ranch” (it’s mexican food so why would they but also this is Texas so why wouldn’t they?), so she says “then I’ll get some of that cheese sauce instead.” Cheese sauce is also called queso but those are semantics. Anyways, she then says, “and he’s getting beef fajitas” (or something along those lines, I can’t remember the exact food) to which he exclaimed in his Louisiana accent “No! I am taking back the power. I’m getting something else.” She just rolled her eyes like a “whatfuckingever” and I laughed. Fast forward five minutes and he ordered the beef fajitas
Who has the power? Apparently beef fajitas.
Fast forward four hours and we are playing Cards Against Humanity at my favorite peoples house. They are constantly being written about in my blog and bet they are going to read this and think ‘oh god, this shit again…’. But anyways, we are playing CAH (which I love and that probably makes me a pervert) and he explains to me, talking about “the power” again, that you hold the power and you can’t let anyone take it from you and that, he, holds his own power. Or honestly something like that, I’m paraphrasing because I had been drinking for 6 hours at that point.
While it made sense at the time, as everything is apt to do when day drinking, it wasn’t until four days later when it finally sunk in. Yes, holding your own power makes all the sense. Would I want to have someone else’s power? No, I have enough shit on my on plate, I don’t need someone else’s.
So what made me think of this favorite story of mine was someone recently contacted me to apologize for treating me like shit in college. My first thought was to reply and say “go fuck yourself” but then thought of this story. I won’t give them the power. So instead I said, “thank you for contacting me. Thank you for apologizing. Go fuck yourself.”
Who holds the power? I’m still thinking it’s those fajitas but for one brief moment, I felt like I did.
Anyway, BBT yall. Bitches be trippin.