Thursday, October 26, 2006

Stratification

Yesterday around 4:30 pm

Knockout Zed: Look, bump ol' dude. You don't need that hassle. Forget 'em. I'm goin' straight to the top and I'm taking you with me.
Blah Blah Blah: You're going to the top?
KZ: Most definitely.
BBB: Where are you now?
KZ: The bottom.
BBB: You're not at the bottom!
KZ: Yes I am. I'm at the top of the bottom, but I'm at the bottom all the same.
BBB: You're not at the bottom. You're in the middle.
KZ: If I'm in the middle, I'm at the bottom of the middle. My ass is touching the top of the bottom.
BBB: Where am I?
KZ: You're at the middle of the middle.
BBB: I can take being at the top of the middle.
KZ: Bullshit! You wanna be at least at the bottom of the top and you know it!
BBB: No, the top of the middle is fine.
KZ: I don't believe that shit. My next step is the middle of the middle. Hopefully I'll be there soon.
BBB: Anything's better than the bottom of the bottom.
KZ: I was born at the middle of the bottom and look at me now, at the bottom of the middle.
BBB: Yeah, look at you.

Easy,
KZ

21 comments:

BKBajan said...

Hey, I'm back - and I'm First (I think). You and Blah make a great comedy team.

Anonymous said...

Geez. If you're at the bottom (middle or otherwise) where are all the no-job having, living in their mama's basement brothas? I'm not even going to attempt to analyze you ... but it bugs me that you don't recognize your own value.

1969 said...

You know you had that conversation with Blah when she was hung over right?

BZ said...

*looks to the left....looks to the right* Who's on first?

Knockout Zed said...

@OSB
Where you been, mama? It's good to see you back.

@Chele
I'm not crazy enough to think I'm worth a fuck. The minute I do, I'll stop being ambitious. I got a friend with an MBA that hasn't worked in six years because his parents are paid. I don't ever wanna be that dude, regardless of how much cheese I'd have.

I can't complete with the non-participants. I can't JUST compete with the other brothers. I gotta be better.

Thanks for thinking I'm valuable!

@Sixy
Yeah, she was still pretty hung over, but it made her laugh that we were having that goofy conversation.

KZ

Knockout Zed said...

@BZ
It was the one of the strangest conversations I'd ever had. We had it in all seriousness until the end.

KZ

Anonymous said...

You're welcome. And I understand not wanting to be complacent. I get that. I know we have to work 10 times harder than Becky or Brad in order to stay in the race. But how do you gain succeed if your focus is on the lack of success? You don't have to answer that.

Robert L. Mack said...

for a minute I wasn't sure if this was a conversation about life, or about a position that you had BBB in and you got stuck. LOL.....

Miz JJ said...

You guys have your own little language going on there. Whatever keeps the fire in your belly to achieve is good. I am with blah though. I am would be happy being at the top of the middle. I don't like too much pressure or stress in my life.

Rashan Jamal said...

You guys are crazy. LMAO @ that conversation.

aquababie said...

i think i needed to be high to follow yall! LOL

but i get what you're saying. being complacent is not cute at all. while i see nothing wrong with me being comfortable in what i am doing, i never want to get lazy.

onefromphilly said...

Hell,
I don't know where I am!?!??!!

I just want to stay "under the radar", so that I can secretly fund the revolution to overthrow the establishment that keeps me from being on the top of the top....

Little Brown Girl said...

LMAO!!! Sounds like a highly intellectual convo went down...UV IT!!! Ya'll better stop smoking on that weed!!!

Knockout Zed said...

@Chele
You're saying I should learn to celebrate my successes? I've heard that before. I'll try to do better.

@Mack
Ah....no comment.

@MizJJ
Once you got to the top of the middle and you could see the bottom of the top, you'd want to be there. Then you'd be able to see the middle of the top. It wouldn't stop!

@T Cas
She's crazy for participating.

@Aqua
I'm naturally inclined to do less. Like a friend of mine used to say about herself, I think I'm inherently lazy.

@OneFrom
That's a noble assed aim! I likes.

@RD
If I had some weed, I wouldn't be concerned with the top, bottom or middle. It'd be like a big game of twister.

KZ

Mr.Slish said...

I have a headache now...Right in the middle of my forehead...

Knockout Zed said...

@Slish
The top middle, the middle middle, or the bottom middle?

KZ

A.u.n.t. Jackie said...

i'm a boss bottom bitch who's like the bear at the circus.on top of the ball!

Angel said...

hell naw for the politics! aint that something though? we're always trying to get to the "next" place while others wish they were in the "next" place too? and those at the top wish they could take a trip BACK down the ladder sometimes?

Knockout Zed said...

@Miss Ahmad
That's a hell of an analogy! Makes for an interesting visual, too. I likes.

@BTB
People always want a simpler life. Rarely do they wanna give up the loot.

KZ

Disco said...

I think I am at the middle of the bottom..... LOL

Knockout Zed said...

@Robyn
There is no gotdamn way you're at the middle of the bottom! You're at the middle of the middle, like Blah.

KZ