At dinner with some people I’d recently met, a rather large and macho-looking man ordered a drink. As it arrived, complete with fruit and an umbrella, he said, “I realize this isn’t a drink normally ordered by a man. Then again, I never particularly cared what anyone thought anyway.”
THAT was the cool part!
Around that same time there was a satirical book that was very popular (i.e., on the New York Times Best Seller list for 55 weeks) entitled Real Men Don’t Eat Quiche.
I remember thinking that the very title of the book made no sense.
First, what would be “un-manly” about eating quiche? It’s food. If one’s hungry, enjoys quiche, and it’s right in front of them, why wouldn’t they eat it? Or is that too logical?
Second — and more importantly — a “real man*” wouldn’t not eat something that he wanted just because someone wrote a book saying that real men don’t do that.
Now, I realize that sometimes I simply think too much rather than just ignoring what seems to me to be — in my opinion — nonsense. But, are there any sayings like that which make you sort of shake your head and ask if perhaps people don’t think enough?
And, while I’m at it, I’ll take a glass of Ginger Ale. And, could you put some Grenadine and a maraschino cherry in it?
*If you are offended by the term “real man” and are asking how one would define one anyway, I apologize and I have no idea. 🙂