May 27, 2005

The Real Men are not dead.

...but one of them is limping a little.

I just had a guy stop in at the station. He came into the store, limping a little and asked where the Gatorade™ was. As I pointed him to the right cooler, I noticed that his left kneecap was a little... chewed up.

I think I said "Ouch. That doesn't look very good."

His reply was something like, "Yeah, I cut it with a chainsaw, and I'm going to the doctor's to get it stitched up. You got any lighters?"

I then made a comment about how lucky he was. Something aoubt there being a lot of guys who were named "Stumpy" after playing with chainsaws. He chuckled and said that it wasn't too bad, he tried to bandage it himself, but opted for the stitches after his wife started screaming at him to go to the hospital.

I wished him good luck, as he walked out the door. He climbed into his truck, lit up a Marlboro, and drove away.

And I thought to myself. "There goes one tough guy."

Posted by GEBIV at May 27, 2005 08:05 PM

ever read Dave Barry's definitions of a guy vs. a man? that was a GUY who limped into your place. They're the ones who are more likely to skip reading instructions and do questionable things with items like chainsaws.

Posted by: Kate at May 30, 2005 10:09 PM
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