Things You Learn From Guys Who Aren’t Trying To Impress You

30 Mar

I met a guy named Nick a few weeks ago, and he was what I would call enlightening (to say the least). One of the first things I overheard Nick say was about a girl. He described her as being “of no significant importance.” Of no significant importance. Yowza, sucks for her.

It made me think, though, how many times I might have been described that way. I can think of one time in college, with a boy we called “LB” – but I digress. This isn’t about me. It’s about Nick.

He didn’t stop there. Nick also informed me that all women have some degree of crazy inside of them. Not in a rude way, mind you, he was really quite lovely to talk to. He just said it flat out, like he was telling you what color eyes you have. Like it was factual. He even threw this out there to make me feel better about being dubbed “crazy” by someone I just met. He said, “Take my mama for example. I love her…but she’s a little bit crazy.” The other guys at the table all nodded their heads in agreement. As if to say, yep, you’re all nuts.

This statement also kicked my brain into gear. Can this be true? Are we all just walking around seemingly normal, with a layer of crazy in there somewhere just waiting to peek through? I mean, on a day to day basis, I’m certainly not a psycho. Admittedly, though, I have had my moments. A night that is well known throughout my circle of friends as “the night of Mandi’s psycho monologue” pops into mind right now, and incidentally it involved the aforementioned “LB.” Connection? Made.

If Nick’s theory on crazy is correct, I really hope I’m like 98% normal and 2% wacky. On his “of no significant importance” comment, I would like to remind any ladies who are offended by this that a lot of women allow themselves to be treated this way. Remember “He’s Just Not That Into You?” It was an eye opener for a lot of women, as I think this quote could be:

“Ladies, let me give you some advice. You can throw all your stupid fucking chick-lit, self-help, why-doesn’t-he-love-me books out, because this is all you need to know: Men will treat you the way you let them. There is no such thing as “deserving” respect; you get what you demand from people…if you demand respect, he will either respect you or he won’t associate with you. It really is that simple.” — Tucker Max (I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell)

3 Responses to “Things You Learn From Guys Who Aren’t Trying To Impress You”

  1. Ginny March 31, 2009 at 11:51 pm #

    See also, from How I Met Your Mother, Barney Stinson’s Hot Crazy Scale a.k.a. the Vicky Mendoza Diagonal –

  2. Anonymous April 3, 2009 at 1:25 pm #

    All women are crazy. Some hide it better than others!!! What does LB stand for?

  3. Mandi April 7, 2009 at 3:11 am #

    Whoa now, Anon. Sorry, but we can’t go revealing LB’s identity all willy-nilly.

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