Logical and Emotional were sitting on opposite benches in the locker room, both pretty beat. Logical lifted her head
and said, "You know I won, don't you?"
"How do you figure? The ref called the fight a draw."
"The ref called the fight because we'd have to pay more for than the boat than it's worth."
Emotional agreed, "Right! So how do you figure you won? Two other buyers before us threw almost the exact same price
at the boat as we did. Where did you come up with a win for you?"
"Because we could
pay asking price
if we wanted it badly enough. But LOGIC says that would be stupid because the boat isn't worth it. The same logic that made the other two walk away from the boat."
"Hold on there!" There was someone else in the locker room. Oh, no. It was Ego. "You should just buy the boat, have new decks installed, repaint the hull - Oyster
white, of course - replace the canvas
and polish her up and imagine the looks you'd get! You'd be the envy of all your friends!"
Locgical rolled her eyes and looked over at Emotional. "Who let that idiot in here?!?"
"Not me. Let's go."
The two walked out of the locker room and into the street. Right behind was Ego padding her way forward trying to make her case. "C'mon! You two would love it. Imagine pulling into the Yacht Club..."
They turned around in unison, "Yacht club! Who said anything about a yacht club? Get lost
Ego! You have no say here." And turned to walk away.
Ego caught right up, "Okay, maybe that's pushing it and maybe the 485 isn't the right boat either. There's a really sweet Morris 46..."
Emotional turned around and smacked Ego squarely in the nose. "Get lost!" They both wanted to put as much space between them and Ego as they could. Several minutes of silence passed, then in the distance they heard,
"Ok, so the Morris was a stretch but how about a..." Ego's voice faded away and Logical and Emotional knew there would be another day when they would do battle again. But for now, they were both happy to be rid of Ego.