Battle Of The Two Fanatics – Day 7 #writing101

Today’s Prompt: Write a post based on the contrast between two things — whether people, objects, emotions, places, or something else.

Today’s twist: write your post in the form of a dialogue.

Hey there anxious reader! I believe you have come here for a good read. But sadly, today I gift you something not short of monotonous. Ah! It’s just that these pills are making me all sleepy and drowsy and what not! And apparently, my doctor has warned me not to eat fish, chicken and mutton at the same time, ever again.

Imagine that the following convo is going on between a bunch of random people, in a bar, in Antarctica or someplace. 

Tennis Fanatic: “What do you have to say mate, is tennis the best sport ever?”

Badminton Fanatic: “Tennis?! No way, it’s badminton!”

Random-Stranger-We-Don’t-Really-Care-About: “But aren’t these two the same thing?”

Both of them in unison: “Same thing?! Are you Kim Kardashian or what?”

Tennis Guy: “The only similarity between the two sports is that both of them are played by racquets and humans.”

Badminton Guy: “Yeah, and you know what Kim, these two sports are exactly the opposite of each other! For instance, in tennis you are required to hit the ball with your shoulder, whereas in badminton you have to give the shuttle a run by your wrist. Correct me if I’m wrong Mr. Tennison!”

TG: “And in badminton you hit the shuttle, with all your force, like a brat, while in tennis you patiently learn to control the ball, like a gentleman. Right, Baddy?

Kim: “But, but, but if your motive is to force the ball on the other side of the court, then aren’t both of these sports the same?”

*they awkwardly stare at Kim*

TG: “Kim….”

Kim: “I’m not Kim.”

BG: “Kardashian…”

Kardashian: “I’m not a Kardashian either.”

TG: “Okay random stranger, just like in cricket and baseball, even though you hit a ball with a bat, you don’t say that they are the same, comparably, you don’t say that tennis and badminton are alike.”

BG: “Everything, right from the grip you hold to the way you dribble, varies.”

TG: “From the strength with which you play your shots to the way you move on the court, it’s all different! But in the end, all agree that the tennis supremacy cannot be beaten.”

BG: “Tut, tut. Here comes the I-am-the-best talk. Well, I dare you to ask ten people which one is better. And I’ll bet the answer will be tennis”

TG: “um…I just hope I find ten people who have actually heard the word ‘badminton’”

BG: “Seriously, you want to bring this up right now?!”

TG: “I guess I do, Baddy”

*they start rolling up their sleeves*

Random Stranger: “Well, um…we’re having a football match in a couple of minutes, want to join?”

*now, they start rolling up their pants*

“What are you waiting for?!”

*and they depart hand over the other’s shoulder*



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