Me: twirling my ring finger; there’s nothing on it, it’s a thing to do when boredom hits while driving
Friend: why do you keep doing that?
Me: That? What do you mean? Oh, well I do not smoke, it’s an available finger, I don’t know
Friend: it’s annoying me. Can you please stop, already?
Me: sure I can stop, but it’s not a start/stop thing, it’s an unconscious habit, but I’ll try Your Majesty
Friend: okay, thanks
Me: repeating the habit again. I try to stop but I’m not able
Friend: reaching for her cigarettes, lighting up
Me: can you please stop smoking, that smell is deplorable
Friend: Not yet, I’ll be finished in 10 minutes, tops
Me: but I stopped for you
Friend: I know but this is different
Me: I see, my unconscious habit is controllable but yours is not
Friend: right, still smoking
Me: and I’m the so-called me person
Friend: nods yes