Why Such Arrogance?

Seeking the Meaning of Life

“I have a Brazilian friend whom I don’t like. She is Maria’s friend – Maria asked me to take her out in order to show her around Mexico, so I’ve become her acquaintance. I don’t care about her, but Maria asked me, you know…. Anyway, one day I introduced Luis to her, and they’ve become quite good friends to each other. This Brazilian vagina has an American friend who is beautiful. And I like her so much, so I asked him to call her to invite the American vagina to go out with us somewhere. But he never calls her to ask. I asked him why he hadn’t called her yet, and he replied to me insolently that he has been busy lately, and as soon as he has spare time, he’ll call her. Busy? He’s never busy, my friend. Believe me, he has nothing to do every day. His life simply consists of coming to work and going home, that he does every day faithfully. He has a lot of time, I know, but why can’t he do a small favor that I ask? As God is my witness, I’ve been a good friend to him and have always helped him.”

He lit a cigarette and carried on, “You know, Shogo, he couldn’t find a job for nine months, can you believe it? Anyway, I thought he is my friend, so I should help him. In this manner, I talked to my boss about him and begged him to find a position for him. That’s how he got his position. But he doesn’t care about my effort either. He assumes he has excellent qualification for the job and has an excellent ability to fit in the position – that’s why he is being hired. Arrogant son of bitch will never know the truth, pafi! Whenever I ask him for a small favor, he acts insolently. Why such arrogance? I’m asking the small favor as a friend. Just as I’m asking him for one call – that’s all. But alas, fucking Luis has started behaving condescendingly and has never made a call, the same excuse all the time. I don’t understand him. Why the hell does he behave loftily whenever I ask him a small favor? I simply can’t comprehend him. Shogo, in Jesus’ name, please tell me why he’s behaving like this, I beg you? I’ll never invite him anywhere!”

He Has a Very Strange Character

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He smiled warmly, “It’s my pleasure. Shogo, you don’t need to thank me since you’re my friend. I am very happy that you’re staying at my apartment, and you can stay at my apartment as long as you wish. As I told you, I have some friends, but I have only a few real friends whom I can trust with all my heart, my brothers (Jorge and Javier), Luis, and you. It’s very difficult to find good friends, too. But I am lucky because I have true friends and thank God for that. Shogo, I hope that next year I’ll find a good girlfriend, and everything is going to be ducky.”

I nodded, “I hope so, my friend.”

“I wish you could find a good girlfriend, and for me, that I can start writing a book. Next year will be a decisive year for us.”

“Yeah, I think so, I really hope so…. Shogo, you want another coke? I am little hungry, I’m thinking we should order pizza.”

“Idiot, you just ate dinner at the apartment, ha-ha-ha…. Anyway, I like pizza. Let’s order them.”

He called a waiter to order them.

I inquired, “How is Luis? I haven’t seen him for a while. Why didn’t he come to the party last Friday? Has he been busy?”

Pause.

His face became serious and replied, “Shogo, of course, he wasn’t busy. He has nothing to do, man. He doesn’t have friends. He is always alone.”

“Why then, didn’t he come to the party?” I was perplexed.

“Because I didn’t invite him.”

“Why, Gerardo? He is one of your best friends, and you said you can trust him, so what happened?”

He lapsed into his thoughts for a while. And then he replied, “Nothing special, man. I just don’t understand him sometimes, you know. He has a very strange character and is a very weird person. You know, Shogo, he’d had no friends before I met him. We were attending the same university then. After we became friends, I introduced all my friends to him. I introduced you to him as well, remember? All the girls, who he knows, are my friends. I’ve introduced them to him. I’m not saying he has to appreciate me for introducing my friends to him. I don’t care about such trivial things because he is my friend; however, I simply don’t understand why he behaves condescendingly to me whenever I ask him a small favor. He had been totally alone before I met him. Believe me, he had no friends, and he had been alone in his whole life.”

I Can’t Change My Feelings So Fast

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We arrived at Kings Pub. There were few people due to it being Sunday night. We found a table in the middle of room and ordered our drinks. “Here is a very nice place, my friend. I like it here. Good music, amiable ambiance, and nice food,” I said.

“Yes, I like it here, too.”

He drank a glass of beer and said reminiscently, “You know, Shogo, this year has been very bad for me. As a matter of fact, no good things have happened to me. I haven’t met any interesting girls in this year either. I often ask God why, but He doesn’t answer anyway…. Remember my last girlfriend? We went to Veracruz together last summer where we enjoyed rafting and rowed like Trojans, ha-ha-ha…. I broke up with her six months ago, since then I haven’t gotten laid. It isn’t healthy, you know. It makes the invoice maker’s heart ashamed. That’s why I got angry when I discovered you went to Excess without me, ha-ha-ha….”

I asked, smiling, “Why did you break up with her? I know you’re not in love with her, but you said you just want to have a good time and have a good lay. She is a real fuckeree, isn’t she?”

“Oh, Shogo, you can’t imagine how she moves her ass,” he replied reminiscently, “she is the best fucker I’ve gone to bed with in all my life. Really, really, believe me. Having sex with her is amazing, like ascending to God’s mansion. You know, she is a real bitch. I simply loved having sex with her – that’s all, man. I didn’t love her, but I loved her vagina too much; I worshiped her vagina. As a result, I consecrated my prick to her, as Christians offer their sacrifices, ha-ha-ha. The problem is that she never gets enough, you know, that vagina! I fucked her five times whenever I was in bed with her. Five times per night is required if you want to have sex with her. It’s too much, isn’t it? Anyway, she cheated on me many times. I knew she cheated on me and asked her directly without beating about the bush; however, that vagina denied everything and lied to me a million times. And on top of it all, she cheated on me right to my face without batting an eye. I can’t believe women, you know. How could she do that? Five days after breaking up with her, I went to a festival with Luis. There I saw her with a guy, and as soon as she saw me, she started kissing the guy and grabbing his hands in order to let him touch her ass. She wanted to make me jealous – it’s too obvious. Can you beat it? How? Shogo, just five days after breaking up, she kissed another guy. I can’t understand vaginas. For me, I can’t change my feelings so fast. You know, it takes time for me to move on, but, vaginas, they move on very fast as if I didn’t exist to them. Modern women don’t have any conscience and don’t have any decency. They just want to enjoy the moment, my friend, that I am as sure of as God’s sunrise.”

“Ha-ha-ha…. I thought she is very nice person anyway. It had been one of the worst years of my life before coming to Mexico. After coming here, everything is satisfactory with me. Thanks for helping me, my friend. I really appreciate.”

What Is Wrong with Her?

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He was suddenly standing up, “Shogo, let’s go to Kings Pub, I want to drink tonight.”

I was a little surprised because he had a job tomorrow; however, I accepted going there because I thought that he might want to spill something out from his chest, so I just said, “Let’s go!”

We were on the way to Kings Pub. It was a chilly night with gray clouds above us. While walking on the street, he suddenly asked, “Shogo, how about my cousin? She likes you very much. I guess more than that. She is in love with you. That’s why she always comes to you to talk. She is always straight. If she doesn’t like someone, she’ll say it right in one’s face. I’ve seen her expressing her feelings toward people many times. Indeed, she always asks about you. I know her very well, my friend.”

“What? Are you talking about the kooky vagina? She is in love with me, no thank you very much! Are you crazy? You know she is nuts, don’t you?”

He was laughing, “Of course, I know that vagina is loony, but you know, she has blonde hair, blue eyes, and isn’t tall. I think she is your type, ha-ha-ha….”

“Are you drunken already, man? Are you delusional? You think I care about the noisy dwarf? You think stupid Leticia has a chance to do something with me? I tell you, it’s nil. Never! Not on your life, man! Anyway, I like to talk with her and enjoy being with her sometimes, like once every three months.”

“Ha-ha-ha, I know, my friend. I understand what you mean. Sometimes she is okay, and I like her, but sometimes I don’t like her. You know, she always wants to get attention, that vagina. But she is your best friend, so what is wrong with her?”

“What is wrong with her? Everything. I don’t know why stupid Leticia always introduces me to her friends as her best friend. Besides, I have no idea how she got such a fanatical notion into her head in the first place. She always says, ‘Hello, my best,’ but I’m not her best; only she thinks I am her best, you know, how that vagina’s mind works, ha-ha-ha….”

He was laughing, “I know that stupid vagina. Anyway, you have to see her again soon because we have a Christmas party that is going to be held her sister’s house. Sorry, my friend. She’ll disturb you the whole night, ha-ha-ha….”

That’s New to You

Seeking the Meaning of Life

“Let me explain, my friend,” I lit a cigarette and replied, “I love her as a spiritual sister, you know. Not in love in the actual sense; I love her spiritually. That’s new to you, I know. I don’t want to have a girlfriend, but I would like to have a sweetheart whom I can see without any jealousy. I don’t need such silly feelings right now. These feelings are unwelcome to me. I love whores, you know, because they can cheat on me openly without any guilty feelings; not like ordinary vaginas who constantly cheat on us behind our backs; that is unforgivable for me. I don’t need such things right now. I don’t want to feel any jealousy for any vaginas; I don’t want to be distracted with such feelings right now. But, Elaine, I don’t need to worry about anything and don’t need to feel any jealousy. If I see her dancing other guys, I just nod to myself with warm sympathy, because I completely understand everything: she is just doing her job, nothing more and nothing less. Do you comprehend such a mutual harmony, my friend? She is simply doing her job; she needs to pay rent, buy clothes, eat, and so on, like ordinary people. I call this free love. She gives me free love, my friend. I don’t need to wonder if she really loves me; I don’t need to worry if she cheats on me; I don’t need to feel any jealousy: I simply love her. What a wonderful feeling to love someone indeed without any anxiety! I don’t need to receive her love in return: I just give my love to her freely. That’s why I love her, ha-ha-ha….”

“I understand you now. In this way, I understand you. But before you said you are madly in love with her, which I don’t believe. Yeah, I agree with you – it’s good to fall in love with a whore sometimes. Free love, I like that. Take care of your sweetheart, ha-ha-ha….”