Daily Prompt – Second-Hand Stories

What’s the best story someone else has recently told you (in person, preferably)? Share it with us, and feel free to embellish — that’s how good stories become great, after all.

I don’t necessarily have any stories to tell, I’m not the sort of person who finds themselves around people who tell these types of stories, per-se, instead I’m surrounded by braggers.

Well, baggers and those who constantly feel Rhett needed to ‘one-up’ themselves all the time.

For example, I might say that we flew top NZ on an Emirates A380, and others would say they did to, but they got to sit in the cockpit, or they got upgraded to First class because, . I really can’t stand people who feel the need to constantly try and outdo others, like it’s some kind of competition.

The other type of sorry I’m always subjected to is gossip. Fuck me, don’t people love to gossip. For some reason they really take comfort in other people’s misery. Sorry, but getting involved in airing somebody else’s dirty laundry amongst you’re social circle is a really shitty thing to do. I’ve often found myself having to put some people in their place for spreading the news and clearly taking a lot of joy in doing so.

I find that stories are a particularly ‘blokey’ thing to do, which I never truly understood – like it’s some kind of pissing contest. You know the type, for example, a guy is out on the town and gets attacked, fights back and successfully defend himself. Next time he tells the story, he was fighting against two or three guys, then five, then seven, until such time as he single-handedly took on an entire football team and won, then steak an entire keg of beer and had a three some with two supermodels.

Bitch, please.


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