Is the Most Interesting Man in the World really that interesting?
The better question is, how do you know a dude is a guy’s guy?
Example one, while at the gym, the starter on your 1967 Shelby GT 500 goes bad and takes the battery with it. You order parts off of Summit Racing and prepare to tackle the job. You call a friend to bring you a floor jack as your jack is in storage. He shows up at the gym early, with floor jack and remembers the jack stands (friend one passes guy code test). You jack the car up and begin to surgically remove the starter that is wedged in between the header pipe and suspension. Friend number two walks over and asks, “What are you doing?” You reply, “Replacing the starter.” He replies, “Cool. Can I help?” 3 trips to Auto Zone, 5 skinned knuckles and 7 hours later the mustang breathes deep and fires all 500+ horses and your friend smiles and says he has to run (friend two passes guy code test).
In gyms around the world, Fridays are reserved for dynamic squats. We do this in the morning and run in small groups according to strength. Usually, no more than three guys to group, but it works best in groups of two. Two guys lift while the others guys coach and run the monolift.
Guy number one is injured and can not train but still shows up to rack weights, coach and run the monolift so the others can have a good training session. He passes. Guy number two decides he wants to go away for the weekend with his girlfriend and trains on Thursday and does not show up. He leaves his training partners in a lurch, as he does not tell them he is a flake. He fails instantly and will not be let back in the group. Lifter number three is at the gym training and watches the session escalate to 20+ sets and can only comment on how good your abs look. He fails miserably.
If a guy gets done training or is hanging out with other guys and leaves to get something to eat and does not bring something back for the other guys, he has fails the most basic guy test. Even if he asks if you want something to eat and you say no, and he still does not bring you something back, he fails. Guys will always eat if there is extra food.
Example three, comes at the beach. If guy number one asks you to put sun tan lotion on his back, he fails. Actually, you both fail, him for asking you and you for going to the beach with a guy that would ask you to put sun tan lotion on his back.
The final guy test comes down to what drink a guy orders at a bar.
*Now I have to put in a disclaimer for my sober friends who have found out the hard way that one is too many and a hundred drinks is not enough. You get a pass on this, so refer to the other examples.
When the bartender asks, “What will it be?” You had better know; a guy always knows his drink. Any hesitation just shows other guys one of two things. One, you don’t hang out very much with other guys and are not to be trusted. Or, you do not know who you are as a man. However, the only thing worse than hesitation is a poor choice. If a guy asks for something to be blended he should be admonished. If he orders a drink that has a sexual connotation, he should be punched . If he orders something made famous by Sex in the City, you should run. If he orders a beer, tequila or whiskey he passes.
I guess we have answered our question about the World’s Most Interesting Man.
“I don’t always drink beer, but when I do, I prefer Dos Equis.”