Overheard last week . A heated exchange between Chris and Joey . Like the sort of argument between 2 small boys during a game of marbles . You know the one where neither boy will give in to the other ? Both are adamant ? Each standing his ground ? Wanting his own way ? Voices petulant ? Refusing to budge ? Imagine something as follows : give me back my milky ! No , it's mine ! You stole it from me ! Did not ! Did too ! You're a cheat ! Am not ! Give it back ! I won it , fair and square ….. *sighs* I wish it were that simple with Chris and Joey …
CHRIS : I dunno why you're so excited ? You're not the main character !
JOEY : But I am !
CHRIS : But you're not – get it out of that thick skull of yours !
JOEY : I am !!
CHRIS : You're N-O-T which spells NOT !
JOEY : I AM !
CHRIS : You're not – it has nothing to do with "main characters" !
JOEY : Then why did it describe me ?
CHRIS : But you're not !
JOEY : You're just jealous 'cos you want to be the main man all the time !
CHRIS : You , my friend , are missing the point ! It's not about being a main man …
JOEY : You're the main man in singing – let me be the main man on the blog … PLEASE ...
And that's Joey for you . Over-excited . Beside himself with excitement . He reckons he is the NKOTB . By the way , not New Kid On The Block . He reckons it's New Kid On The Blog !! (bless his heart) And he still doesn't know what a blog really is . He's "old school" … hasn't the foggiest notion … no good even explaining it to him …
In his mind , he is the main man . Main character . Main attraction . Leading man . Numero uno . Star of the show . And he refuses to let go of that thought .
And just when I thought I had heard it all , he pulls out this classic … Madam , do you think this could possibly develop into a movie ?
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