I genuinely appreciate it that “I’m so embarrassed” is not a phrase that come across most men’s lips very often. I feel like for most guys – and I use the term “guys” to span pretty much everyone on that side of the gender table from age 2 to 82 – things that would make us gals turn twenty shades of red and have us headed for the hills if seen by others or revealed is actually a badge of honor for them.
How else can we explain the rampant popularity of “fail” videos on YouTube or shows like Jackass? Or that guys enjoy one-upping each other in the messy/gross/inappropriate category when they hang out together? That’s one thing that makes most men a perfect foil for us gals and I one of the endearing quantities about them aside from being good human space heaters, bug slayers and jar top wranglers.
But let’s be honest – because we are who we are and they are – them, doesn’t it feel like a little league team’s slumber party a wee too often sometimes? Take for example, my BF – and I can write this freely because he doesn’t even know my blog’s name, and let’s face it, he’d find no shame in it. Confident self-starter in the boardroom also happens to still find farting under the covers a gigglefest-inducing maneuver. BF and his male co-workers – grown men of assorted ages - enjoy fart-bombing each other’s offices. When BF blows his nose, he makes sure the entire county can hear him. Same for when he needs to clear out some flem in his throat – over the kitchen sink. BF just purchased a headset to better help him play Call of Duty – now he can smack talk over online play with the best of the other seventh-graders. I have to go shopping with the BF or he will come home with a pair of camo cut-offs. And if he comes home with them, he will wear them. In public. Probably with his "*bleep* y'all, I'm from Texas" t-shirt (he does and he's not).
Are there things your significant other (or father or son or whoever the dominant male figure is in your life) does that you wish they kept to themselves?
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