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Wednesday, October 31

random (not so reformed) citation

Okay, so, I'm going to just post some words here that you may or may not agree with. I certainly don't agree with everything expressed. But, I do confess that it this moment in time, it has a certain appeal which I simply chose not to resist. Perhaps I'll take it down if I get enough protests from my more conservative Siblings. (If you feel the need to Rebuke me, be my contact info is to the right...)
This is a tribute to the nice guys. The nice guys that finish last, that never become more than friends, that endure hours of whining...about what *%@#$!*s guys are, while disproving the very point. This is dedicated to those guys who always provide a shoulder to lean on...who hold open doors and give reassuring pats on the back and sit patiently outside the changing room at department stores. This is in honor of the guys that obligingly reiterate how cute/beautiful/smart/funny...their female friends are at the appropriate moment, because they know most girls need that litany of support. This is in honor of the guys with open minds, with laid-back attitudes, with honest concern. This is in honor of the guys who respect a girl’s every facet, from her privacy to her theology to her clothing style...

...for the guys who accompany girls to bars as buffers against the rest of the creepy male population, for the guys who know a girl is fishing for compliments but give them out anyway, for the guys who always play by the rules in a game where the rules favor cheaters, for the guys who are accredited as boyfriend material but somehow don’t end up being boyfriends...

...I wish I could logically explain this trend, but I can’t. From what I have observed...and what I have learned from talking to friends...the only conclusion I can form is that many girls...claim they just want to date a nice guy, but when presented with such a specimen, they say irrational, confusing things such as “oh, he’s too nice to date” or “he would be a good boyfriend but he’s not for me”...But one thing I can do, is say that the nice-guy-finishes-last phenomenon doesn’t last forever. There are definitely many girls who grow out of that train of thought and realize they should be dating the nice guys, not taking them for granted. The tricky part is finding those girls, and even trickier, finding the ones that are single.

So, until those girls are found, I propose a toast to all the nice guys...the truth of the matter is, the world needs your patience in the department store, your holding open of doors, your party escorting services, your propensity to be a sucker for a pretty smile. For all the crazy, inane, absurd things you tolerate, for all the situations where you are the faceless, nameless hero, my accolades, my acknowledgement, and my gratitude go out to you. You do have credibility in this society...
(Here's the author's entire rant. WARNING! This guy's decidedly un-Saved, which means the excerpt posted here is significantly cleaner than what awaits you at the above link. Read at your own risk...)

ibcarlos, Reformed thinker

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