I hang around funny people. Life is more fun that way. Two of these maybe-a-bit-competitive gentlemen may have an ongoing competition/hypothetical discussion about whether or not they could kill a mountain lion before it kills them. Fortunately, this is only a hypothetical discussion and not a retelling of a real life, horrific situation. This discussion has been going on for years, apparently, but now it's shifted...
A couple weeks ago, one of these pranksters approached me at the gym and told me that even with my black belt, he felt he could take me. He could take me down before I could kill him. I'll be honest, at first my feelings were a little offended. Sure he may have 50 pounds on me, but I have some skills and some knowledge that should give me the advantage. (I hope that studying karate for 8 years has taught me a little more than just how to punch or kick!) While I wouldn't say I'm super aggressive, I do feel like I could hold my own if there were to be a random "mountain lion" situation.
The funny thing is that I didn't know about this particular discussion before the throw down was issued at the gym. I thought my friend was being the sarcastic, sometimes filter-less, often outspoken, albeit hilarious person that he is. But the more I got to thinking about this weird challenge to my hard earned skill set, I realized they were comparing me to a mountain lion. (If you live in Colorado, you know that if you encounter a mountain lion in the wild, it's probably too late for you. Sorry.) What I'm saying is this: it's kind of an honor to have grown men wondering if they can kill me before I kill them...an honor in a weird, twisted kind of way, I know, but I'll take it.
What strange compliments have you received today?
Make it a beautiful day, friends.