Although Peter and I do a bit of bickering, I can count on one hand the serious arguments we’ve had. I do recall having an argument while running on a wintry day at least a quarter of a century ago. We disagreed about something the children were or were not doing (a common topic of disagreement between parents), and it got so heated that I stopped running and let him go on without me.
We have, however, had a lot of really stupid arguments, although I don’t recall those either.
But recently we had what had to be the stupidest argument of all. We went shopping at Costco. Like all box stores, it has a huge parking lot. Peter always turns right into the section of the parking lot that is furthest from the store entrance, while I prefer to look first in the nearer section. Of course the driver, usually Peter, makes the call.
So after we trudged at least the length of a football field from the space he chose on a recent Saturday, and saw not one, but two spaces fifty feet from the entrance, we argued. Peter said, “They wouldn’t have been there when we were.” I said, “But there might have been others.” I added, “We get plenty of exercise walking around the store. It's a waste of time to park farther away than we have to”.
Then, I turned to him, and said, “This may be the stupidest argument we have ever had”.
What’s the stupidest argument you have had?