I had this so-called friend. Who had this “thing” about being “on up!” on everyone!
Obsession? NO! Narcissism? OH YES!
When we were growing up. I had an AM-FM radio. He did not. He would cut deals with his mom about getting things. That others have.
When it came to the radio! the best he got was an AM radio. There was this used junk store. My radio was new! His came from the junk store!
Another time! I had a speedometer for my bicycle. He got? A device that when the generator rubbed against the back wheel. Would make the headlight & taillight come on. Only! If you rode your bike it was on!
When “QUAD” stereo was around! I bought (before him!) a quad stereo system. Panasonic was the brand.
He! Bought an (at that time) an unknown brand! Why? Because it was”Cheaper”!
Another time was? when his dad and a friend was working on an engine inside an old van. When he turned over the engine with w crowbar. the engine caught fire.
Now!Because of the short distance between where We were and to his mom’s house. He was closer to the fire departments “pull box.
He was so obsessed about being 1st.!
From that time on! He did not ever let me forget! That he was 1st. to get the fire department!
Years later! He still had this 1-up going on!
He saw someone flick a lighter with a “Snap” of their fingers with ease! He tried to duplicate it as well.
Another time was when he claims he saw someone flick a cap into the wastebasket by snapping their fingers! Again! Duplication with him! Is a complete failure!
When he had a computer. and at that time. I did not. He would make me jealous of him. Again! Failure in motion!
How can anyone! Be jealous of another? when one does not know how great something is?
He always! Tried to get his friends to buy for him. With little to no money out of his pocket!
When we guys went to the drive-in! To keep from getting “Drunk”! He was the driver! He would look into the rearview mirror, and to me next to him. And if seen no one was looking. He would empty his beer outside the car.
His dad would ask me to help him redo an apartment. I said yes! But the “1-upper” had other ideas! When we got close to completing it! He would antagonize me to get me to leave before the job was done. Just to save his dad some money!
I went places on my bike! He! Was jealous of me for it!
The one place I went to was “The Metroparks”! It’s a place that you could go to. It’s like? A walk/ride through a country like setting. He did not like that not one bit!
Another area he was jealous in!
I subscribed to “Billboard” magazine. Every Monday! He would steal it from my mailbox! Just so he was “1-up” on what was no. 1 before me!
But at the same time! He has this “thing” also of reminding people what they verbally said about doing this/that!
He himself! Was no “follow through” guy either!
He would ask me if he could borrow (in this case!) some money? I said yes. Gave it to him. When it came time to pay back? Slow! In paying the bills!
When he was in high school! He was in the high school band. He would play the trumpet badly when he was in front of me. In concert? Perfect!
He did not mind talking about you behind your back! But! If you talked about him behind his back? Revenge!!!!!
He claims he does not like people chewing things! Him? That’s different!
He said to me: “this year!” I’m going out for all after-school activities in high school!” Result! “NONE!”
Two times! He said to me: “for my prom!” “I’m going to wear a crushed velvet tux!” Result! White tux with black trim and black buttons!
Again! He said the same thing when he got married! Result! Light brown tux! the whole wedding party! Dressed in light brown autumn colors. Even the bad was cheap! 3 old guys playing 4 old songs and “Rock-in Robin!”
he later sais to me: “After you left!” Then they played rock!” 3 old guys??? Playing rock????
What did he give the ushers? A cheapass tie clasp!
I always said to him & my ex!
You 2 missed each other! I can see both of you! I can see the 2 of you! Going at each other’s throats! seeing who can the other 1st.!!!!! Such a reflection!!!!!