Friday, August 3, 2007

Proper Guy Protocol??

Last night, I went out with some friends for a couple of beers. Seems harmless enough, right? Well, I have been left with questions regarding the proper protocol in a situation that arose. No, this has nothing to do with which urinal to choose, or when it's ok to use the sink. :-)

After we'd been enjoying tall cold ones for about an hour, "R" looks at me and brings up the fact that I haven't said anything about his new visual normalization devices (glasses). My response was something along the lines of "yeah, I noticed, but didn't know I was supposed to comment on them, ya girl!! oohhhh I like the way you've styled your hair!!! oooohhhh That's a really sharp tie!!!" I pretty much got told to screw off. :-)

So, after this little exchange and the laughter died down, "J" says that he commented when he first saw R and his new specs. OK, So you're both girls!! Ha! Fast forward about another 1/2 hour or so and a few more friends join us. First thing out of "M"'s mouth... "Hey, R, nice glasses" WTF???!!!

So, now, I'm berated for being the only insensitive bastard to not compliment R on his shiny new glasses. "You know, we're not Neanderthals's the 90's" Huh?? the 90's???!!! No, we're past the 90's, and by the way, the whole Metrosexual thing has passed, it's over! LOL

So, my question is this: Am I just an insensitive ass, or was I just adhering to proper guy protocol and the others need to get over their sensitive metro phase? I think a man-law is needed for universal compliance!


gordo said...

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but you need new friends.

tucker said...

seriously, who names their kids "J", "R" and "M". it's not like they charge by the letter!

tsheets said...


Whitlow said...

lol I prolly woulda said "oh did you get new glasses", even though I already knew that the person did. But on the other hand, if you have something new like that and your guy friends don't notice, i would agree that its kinda girly to say "hey do you like my new bla bla". Let them say something first.

Kate said...

Wait a minute... Sheets has 3 friends?? (Sorry to take this one Tucker-but it's too easy)

Jeff said...

That is great. I enjoyed that "story" Tim tells it in such an unbiased way.

Tuck by the way have you never seen Men in Black. "J" "R" "M" those are the 'in' names. You are just jealous

tsheets said...

Yes, Sheets has 3 friends...although, apparently, he needs to find new ones. ;-)

Bias?? There's no bias...just the facts!!