I knew right away they were barking up the wrong tree–he would just pass the buck. After all, he always has a chip on his shoulder. His recent girlfriend had dropped him like a hot potato because of his bad temper, always having an ax to grind and he drinks like a fish too.
Someone needs to give that boy a taste of his own medicine, otherwise how is he ever going to learn that you treat people the way you would like to be treated? Make no bones about it; I don’t think that lad is playing with a full deck!
He has a knee-jerk reaction to any type of conflict–he’s a real hot head–flipping the bird willy-nilly. He never stops to think before he acts and flies off the handle at the drop of a hat. And it’s not like he’s a new kid on the block, he grew up here and has a lot of flesh and blood support who have given him everything but the kitchen sink. There’s no excuse for his boorish behavior.
It seems he often ends up with just a slap on the wrist when being confronted. He can be very charming and manipulative to wheedle out of paying his dues. He’s loud and obnoxious, and always tries to steal the limelight. I say, pick up your ears buddy, put a sock in it, and straighten up and fly right!
Entry for dVerse Poets: Idioms http://dversepoets.com/2011/11/12/poetics-what-did-you-call-me/ and The Purple Treehouse: http://purpletreehouse.blogspot.com