Once there was a person who was somehow tricked by Shaitan and was now in his grasp. The man pleaded Shaitan to let him go and finally Shaitan agreed to do so only if he (man) accepts to do any one of the following sins:
1. Get drunk.
2. Beat up his parents.
3. Kill his neighbour.
The man was a very pious person so he knew the ramifications of these sins. Regarding beating his parents, he reminded himself of the hadith where prophet pbuh says that if anyone among you raises his voice against his parents all of the good deeds that he has performed well get nullified!
Regarding killing his neighbour, he reminded himself about another hadith of the prophet pbuh where prophet pbuh after getting so many revelations concerning a neighbour, apprehended that Allah may allow neighbour to be the heir as well!
Among all of the three he found getting drunk to be least sinful as compared to rest.
So he told Shaitan that he was getting drunk. On the decided day he drank wine and became intoxicated. Since he was pious from his childhood, his parents couldn’t bear watching him in such miserable condition. They scolded him, threw tantrum at him. He got irked so much that he started to argue with them. A person who never spoke in front of his parents was now cursing and abusing them! This made the parents more livid and they slapped him. He slapped them back and started beating them under the influence of alcohol.
Hearing the screams and cries, his neighbour came to his house for help. The neighbour too was astonished to see him behaving as such. The neighbour pushed him back while he was now kicking his parents. He asked the neighbour to leave but latter refused to leave him in such condition. He was further annoyed and at last he picked up his axe and crashed it into the skull of his neighbour.
Seeing the blood he panicked and became unconscious. When he woke up, he realised that Shaitan had tricked him to perform all three sins that he(Shaitan) had asked him to choose from.
FOOTNOTE: Sometimes you think of a sin as small and negotiable but its repercussions are large. You choose to look at some problen with your trivial knowledge and in pursuit of finding a solution, you create an abyss of problems.