Be A Man, Not A Wimp

July 31, 2014

Guys have a big problem thinking wimpy behaviors equate to nice-guy behaviors. While you’re patting yourself on the back, the people around you are rolling their eyes because you’re such a pushover. It’s OK to be the nice guy, but you have to be careful that you’re not falling into a certain routine of actions because you’re scared.

The Jar-opening Problem

Men and women are equal in most every regard. But that doesn’t mean you won’t get asked to open a jar for your girlfriend once in a while. That is, if you can.

With so many guys stuck behind a computer all day, some of the easiest tasks are slipping out of our grasp. Don’t be that guy who has to get out a pipe wrench to open your jar of jam, or worse, get your girlfriend to open it for you.

Tip Only When It’s Deserved

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This one gives a lot of people anxiety. Many people are sick of tipping but are afraid not to tip.

The food was cold, the waiter never brought you that Coke you ordered, and they took forever to bring the bill.

You’re fuming, thinking to yourself, “I’ll never come back here again. You know, being a waiter isn’t that hard, but somehow this guy screwed everything up. And he was rude on top of it! What a jerk!”

And then you tip 17% and thank him on the way out. Way to stand up for yourself, John Wayne.

The Last Slice Of Pizza

Maybe you think you’re being nice by not taking it. But the truth is, everyone else had two slices and you only had one. You’re still hungry and they’re just packing on the excess calories. You’re the one who paid for most of it, anyway.

The guy on your left gave, like, $2.25 and the guy on your right didn’t even give a nickel. You’re staring at it — the pepperoni is calling your name. “Yeah, I’m going to take, I’m just going to take it,” you tell yourself.

And then it’s gone. And you’re still hungry. Maybe if you ate more, you wouldn’t be such a wimp. That’s how that works, right?

Bad service? Don’t tip. Someone disagrees with you at work? Defend your idea. Someone says something nasty to your girlfriend? Stand up for her – and for yourself.

If you don’t, girls won’t fall for you and guys won’t respect you, and even dogs will know you’re weak.

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