I'm often fascinated to read about athletes who describe how beneficial it is to have a main rival in their field, which spurs them on to be the best they can be.
I believe all experiences are allies to help me realise who I am.
So I heard some kind of alarm going off. I thought it would be a fun opportunity to stop it in thought. After I'd imagined the alarm embraced in my love it stopped. After a few minutes, it was screeching again. I tried the same exercise and it didn't work.
In thought I said "will you please shut the f*ck up?"
I reckon the alarm was so appalled by my language it went into a shock, which shut it up for good.
I'm so grateful to the alarm to help me realise that I have a wonderful command of the English language.
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