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Slow and Steady


I’ve never been fast.

If I’ve ever won a race, it’s because I have long legs.

The Attorney is fast.

And he has longer legs.

So, he can outrun me.

And he loves that fact.

Partially because he is fifteen years older.

But mostly because of his competitive nature.

He’s got a natural fight in him.

For a long time I thought it’s a result of his line of work.

But now I realize it’s the other way around.

He’s doesn’t like a fight because he’s an attorney.

He’s an attorney because he likes a fight.

And being one gives him a civilized way to do it.

Don’t get me wrong. He’s not a bully.  He doesn’t go looking for a fight.

But if he finds one, he’s all in.

His adrenaline gets going and he’s zero to sixty in ten seconds.

He loves an argument.

For him it’s sport and he plays to win.

And is very good at it.

Except with me.

Because I don’t argue.

I generally just let things pass.

You can’t out-argue an attorney and you can’t outrun a long-legged man.

But slow and steady can ultimately win the race.

And it frustrates the hell out of a hare.

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There are 7 comments in this article:

  1. 04/17/2012BosGuy says:

    This analogy works for many, but I thought we were suppose to refer to you as a horse, and everyone knows a horse can outrun a rabbit. ;-)

  2. 04/17/2012irisgirl says:

    I love how you 2 complement each other, and have found ways to balance your differences to make them positive aspects of your relationship, rather than just letting them fester as conflicts. I know so many couples who just can’t seem to find the joy in each other’s strengths and individuality.

    And I had to laugh at your analysis of the Attorney’s fighting and arguing traits. When I was around 12 years old, my dad was quite exasperated at my tendency to challenge whatever my parents said and argue my points until they admitted defeat. He told me that I should become a lawyer, to put those “talents” to good use! And I did.

  3. 04/17/2012Cb says:

    Or when he opens his mouth to argue, you just stuff it full of “something” to shut him up.

  4. 04/17/2012Paul from Q says:

    It just feels good when we are able to use our strengths and be aware of our weaknesses, whether it’s in work or pleasure. Thanks for sharing.

  5. 04/17/2012Michael says:

    Tony, you’re blessed in the Attorney (and in other ways, too ;-9 ). And you then choose to share those blessings with us: for which I’m thankful.

  6. 04/18/2012Tim says:

    Yes, I think the largest organ you have is north of the belly button.
    That was beautiful.

  7. 04/18/2012David SHP says:

    OH so funny! I bet he expects to get an attorney-rise out of you and you just shrug and say to yourself “not here” (but loud and clear) and go about the business of you being you and you being a part of the Attorney. Nice. I’d love to read his blog: “And he just SMILES AND SHRUGS AND GOES ABOUT HIS BUSINESS!!!”

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