It was a bizarre argument.
Truly, completely bizarre.
We went to gas up the car, Joe always gets out even though there is a gas jockey there to pump it for him. They chatted and I heard part of the conversation. The jockey was asking Joe what it was like to be retired. Joe assured him that he was at least ten years from retirement. Then he jokingly added that he'd bought a lottery ticket and that would speed up the retirement process right quick.
Then, as he always does, Joe said, 'So if I win the millions, what kind of car do you want me to buy you.'
The young man said, 'I don't want a car, I want a house.'
Joe said, 'I'm not gonna buy you a house!' and laughed.
The young man said, 'What are you going on about buying me a car, I'm saving for a house.'
Joe said, 'OK, no car.'
The guy, after a pause, said, 'What about the house.'
Joe said, 'I'm not promising a house.'
The guy, 'But I don't want a car.
And on and on it went.
What the guy didn't realize, probably, was that if Joe had won the millions he would have bought him the car. Now, he gets nothing.
When Joe got in the car I said, 'Did I hear that right.'
He was still annoyed, 'Sometimes I just don't understand people.' Then he shook his head and I knew that we were never talking about this again.