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

Seeking the Meaning of Life

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.”

Fair Enough

Seeking the Meaning of Life

“I know, Shogo. I should stop thinking about it, but it’s so difficult. It’s goddamn difficult. You surely understand what I’m talking about. You, too, if you are in love with someone, it’s difficult for you to erase such things in your mind – that’s why you don’t want to have a girlfriend right now, so that you can focus only on writing without unnecessary distractions.”

“Yeah, you are absolutely right about that. I know it’s hard for you to ignore such things, but try not to think about it for your own sake, okay?”

“Yes, I will. Shogo, look over there. Elaine is dancing. She is very beautiful, man. You should invite her after the dance.”

“Oh my God! She is so beautiful today. In my eyes she is beautiful more than ever. I’ll invite her right after the dance. No more reconnoiter! I don’t need other vaginas. She is the one I want to dance with tonight.” I declared excitedly.

“Of course, she is your sweetheart. You know, I really think she loves you,” he nodded mysteriously.

“A bright smile spreads on her face whenever she sees you as if you were Jesus Christ. You have to ask her out. The last time she asked for your telephone number. Why don’t you ask her out? I think she has a lot of whore friends. We can go out with them.”

“What? You think you’re invited to our date, ha-ha-ha…. Of course, I’ll ask her to bring her friends for you, my friend. Are you sure that you are in love with Heather? Do you want to fuck other vaginas?”

“Of course, Shogo. When Heather comes to Mexico, I can’t fuck other vaginas. Therefore, I’ve promised to myself that I would fuck many vaginas before she comes.”

“Fair enough. You shall fuck many vaginas. Trust me on that score, ha-ha-ha…. Anyway, have you decided which one you’re going to dance with?”

“Not yet, man. I’m still looking. Maybe, I’ll dance only one song tonight because you know, I don’t have money.”

“Idiot, are you still talking about money? Just enjoy, man.”

I Couldn’t Control Myself

He ordered drinks and said nervously, “Shogo, I want to confess something to you, but don’t tell anyone, even Gerardo. This is between you and me. If I say this is between you and me, it must be between you and me, okay?”

I was laughing. And then I assured him, “Okay, Jorgito. I won’t tell anyone. Tell me whatever you want. My ears are all yours. Go on.”

“Shogo, I’ve never felt this way with any women in my life, but with Heather, things are so different. I am constantly jealous of her ex-boyfriend. I know she broke up with him a long time ago, but when she starts mentioning him, I can’t control my jealousy and can’t compose myself.”

I lit a cigarette and puffed in the air.

“But, Jorgito, why? What is your problem?” I queried. “He is her ex-boyfriend, so it doesn’t matter, he is past. Now she doesn’t see him, does she? So, what is the point of being jealous? Don’t be jealous of a silly thing like that. I know, you think she is very pure, but I tell you the divine truth. No women are virgins. Every woman is fucked once in her life. Jorgito, sorry to say, but I have to open your eyes – you can’t find a pure vagina nowadays; you can find only used vaginas. Even your Heather has been fucked by many dicks, sorry, but it’s the pure fact.”

“Ha-ha-ha…. I know, I know. Of course, we can find only used vaginas nowadays. But I don’t know what is wrong with me. Shogo, remember I went to Calgary to see her a month ago?”

“Of course, I remember.”

“When I was in Calgary, she invited me to have a dinner at an Indian restaurant. While we were eating, I wondered why she took me there because I know her ex-boyfriend was a kind of Indian origin. For that reason, I presumed they came here together often. That moment I couldn’t control myself and said a lot of foolish things to her. I was mad beyond recognition. I even couldn’t recognize myself anymore. I was so angry and simply couldn’t compose myself. I felt so ashamed after the dinner, but this was beyond my control. I know I should stop behaving like that, but I simply can’t control, you know, Shogo, I can’t control….”

I looked at his eyes squarely and said, “Jorgito, I think you’d better marry her. You are obviously head over heels in love with her – that’s why you got jealous of her ex-boyfriend so violently. But let me give you piece of friendly advice. You should stop behaving like that for your own sake, because if you continue being mad over her ex-boyfriend, you’ll face a serious consequence. She might leave you. I know it’s extremely tough for you not to think about it, but at least you should try to prevent these kinds of thoughts from invading your head.”

Exactly, Girls Are Like This Nowadays

Tonight he was in a talkative mood, more than usual, so I decided to give him a free rein to get it off his chest.

“I am totally on the same track, my friend. I can’t trust any women either. You know, women can tell us easily that they love us while looking squarely in our eyes without flinching, as if they are madly in love with us; however, I am so sure that when they meet a handsome guy at a night club or a bar, wherever else, they’ll let themselves be fucked without any conscience.”

“Exactly, girls are like this nowadays,” he chimed in. “Shogo, look at that waitress, I am pretty sure that she’ll fuck someone tonight. Look at that bartender; I am pretty sure that she’ll fuck someone tonight, too, ha-ha-ha….”

“Yap! I am so sure, too, as God’s sun never failing to rise. Only my wish is – they’ll be fucked good and proper tonight. That’s all!”

“Ha-ha-ha, I wish, too, Shogo. Oh my God, my first beer is almost gone. Hurry up, man. You have to choose some vaginas or ask Elaine right now.”

“Wait, man. Give me more time to search for a beautiful vagina. I need more time to decide. How about you? Have you decided which vagina you’re going to dance with?”

“Not yet. I can’t find a vagina I want to dance with. I’m still looking. Shogo, we should order our second drinks. The waiter told me if we don’t ask for another drink, we should leave because many customers are waiting outside.”

“No problem, order another drink for me, Jorgito.”