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This Isn't an Argument!

Disappointingly, the two people are not fighting, but complimenting each other very loudly
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While walking along the street, you hear the uneven sounds of a man and woman quarreling - lovers, perhaps. He's yelling and she seems to be crying. You know you should mind your own business, but you can't resist being nosy so you walk closer, and you think you catch a glimpse of them standing behind a brick wall. You still can't quite make out what they are saying, so you inch closer and peek around the edge, only to find that...

they aren't having a fight at all, but a staged quarrel that actually consists entirely of compliments! E.g.

"Do you have to be pretty and adorable every single day??!"

"Well, you're the one who was sweet yesterday! What do you expect me to do about that? Would it spoil something if you weren't the most considerate possible man ever?"

"Hey, you're the one who made me breakfast in bed yesterday - I didn't start that!"

(tearfully) "I told you it was only because you're cute and I love you forever!"

"There you go being adorable again, I swear I'm going to kiss you if you keep acting like that!"

Feeling terribly silly and embarrassed, you walk onward towards your office, now thoroughly confused about whether you should ever again approach and attempt to eavesdrop upon a couple who is arguing on the street.

phundug, Oct 01 2012


       The reverse would also be possible.
hippo, Oct 01 2012

       Is this an observation or a proposal?
Alterother, Oct 01 2012

phundug, Oct 01 2012

       The question is how many fights you can pile onto the original mass. The goal of the situation is confrontation. Two zones of differing perception have to be created one with the understanding of the original exchange, and the other interpreting violence. Other neutral zones of observers will possibly increase mass.
rcarty, Oct 01 2012

       So it's Australian Rules Rugby, in other words.
Alterother, Oct 01 2012

       Ah, so this is abuse.
zeno, Oct 01 2012


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