The Cartoon with Ralph and Sam, the Coyote and Sheepdog
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Me: You just elbowed me in the head!
Him: You just slapped me.
Was telling someone recently about this Warner Brothers cartoon I used to watch as a kid where there was this sheepdog named Sam and a coyote named Ralph.
Evidently, they’re not just friends and roommates but also co-workers. What makes the cartoon interesting is that between the hours of 9 to 5, they are mortal enemies – each trying to outwit, and even kill the other. But once the bell rings to signal the end of the day, they put their differences aside and go home.
I have a regular training partner when I wrassle and we’re pretty good friends. But the moment we hit the mat, we each expect the other to bring his best, which means a lot of relatively controlled violence.
Then the bell rings and we go home.
I’m grateful for my adversaries in life; the ones I count as friends and the ones that I don’t.
They make me anti-fragile.
And these days, I find that I need that more and more.
Him: Oh man, what have you been eating, you weigh a ton.
Me: Chili, what else?