Petty Arguments

It is amazing how petty some arguments can get when you are really close to someone. I quite relate to this web page. There are some mannerisms and habits that can get absolutely infuriating when you are around them for long enough. It is really only my brothers who have this effect on me. In the case of Mark, it is his habit of picking leaves off bushes and hedges as he walks down the street. For some reason, this habit irritates me immensely and, what is worse, Mark likes to irritate me as much as possible, so he gives his habit full rein when I am around. In Peter’s case it is his inability to walk into my room back home without beginning to fiddle mindlessly with the first thing that his fingers settle upon. He doesn’t even realize that he is doing it.

About Alastair Roberts

Alastair Roberts (PhD, Durham University) writes in the areas of biblical theology and ethics, but frequently trespasses beyond these bounds. He participates in the weekly Mere Fidelity podcast, blogs at Alastair’s Adversaria, and tweets at @zugzwanged.
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6 Responses to Petty Arguments

  1. The people who get on my nerves in this way are you and daddy, though not quite as seriously as Mark gets on your nerves (Man, that guy deserves a medal or something).

  2. Mark says:

    haha! Yeah, how about that medal. I’m doing a service to the community remember. People don’t need to cut their hedges quite so often. It has the same effect as letting the pet guinney pig run around the garden. 😀

  3. Daddy says:

    Could we have a little self-criticism from you Alastair? If not, you might find some suggestions posted.

  4. Al says:

    Fortunately there is someone else out there who is so single-heartedly dedicated to the task of criticizing me that any energy I could devote to the task would be entirely superfluous.

    I will happily admit that he does a very good job of it.

  5. Peter says:

    Wahey! Now I get an official job. That’s like a license to criticize. I’ll share the post with Mark, maybe that will substitute the medal.

  6. Mark says:

    Hey, that’s my medal! Hands off!

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