What Not to Say

There are some things a man just shouldn’t say. If you find yourself uttering these phrases ask whoever is standing closest to you to punch you in the gut.

“I don’t know, where do you want to go?”

Wouldn’t it be nice if we didn’t play this annoying game? Do you know what it takes to break the cycle? A decision. Cue the manly music. Next time time go with something like, “I feel like steak, let’s go to the fancy steakhouse in town. I’m buying.” Much better.

“I wish you were more like…”

Comparing someone to someone else is never cool. Guess what? They can compare you to awesome people they know as well. Stop showing your insecurities and putting them on other people. No one likes it. Least not someone you want to be in a long term relationship with.

“It’s not my fault.”

You know what? Tough. No one cares if it’s your fault or not, they only care if you’re going to fix it. A man doesn’t play the blame game to escape responsibility. A man handles his business and doesn’t care about “who’s fault it is.”

“It is what it is.”

The ultimate admission of defeat. You might as well be saying, “I’ve done the best I can but this is still crap so I’m giving up on it. No rethinking the problem for me, no sir. I’m happy just being a tool.” Pathetic.

“You never…”

No one never does anything. This cripples whatever argument you were trying to make.

“You always…”

Likewise as above. These definitive statements leave no room for anything else.

“It’s too hard.”

Suck it up, buttercup. Most things worth having or doing are going to be difficult. If you’re going to fold every time something gets harder you’re going to find yourself a grown man living on mom’s couch with a handful of Doritos to keep you company. Remember you’re not the first person to meet with challenges, and you won’t be the last.

“Let’s go 50/50.” 

The only way this is acceptable is if you and your guy friend have both pulled out your wallets in an attempt to pay for the wings and beer at your local sports bar. You’ve tried talking it out, you’ve tried arm wrestling, and now you’re on you’re way to parking lot to exchange blows for the check. If you invited a women out and you pull this the waiter has permission to club you on the back of your head with an empty pitcher and rob you.

These next ones were contributed by our friends at maninstitute.com. Check them out.

“I don’t want to get my hands dirty”

Men’s hands should be dirty. Period.

“It’s too heavy”
Nothing is too heavy. You’re too weak. Sack up.

“I’m tired/hungry/sick/bored”
Don’t whine. Kids whine.

“____ was epic”
The cosmos is epic. The amount of alcohol you consumed was not, nor was your party.

Here at BABMan we’re alway interested in what our readers have to say. Have something to add to the list? Leave us a comment and we’ll get on it.

-Wayne

 

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4 responses to “What Not to Say

  1. This list could go on forever, given the state of the majority of men in 2014.

    “I don’t want to get my hands dirty”
    Men’s hands should be dirty. Period.

    “It’s too heavy”
    Nothing is too heavy. You’re too weak. Sack up.

    “I’m tired/hungry/sick/bored”
    Don’t whine. Kids whine.

    “____ was epic”
    The cosmos is epic. The amount of alcohol you consumed was not, nor was your party.

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