Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Tears of a Wingman- Part 1

"I don't know why he always gets the ladies when it seems like I do all the work."
    Bryan and I were at a party that I had been invited to by friends that I had made in hopes of  meeting a girl for me to date. After seeing Bryan together with the very dame I had my eye on I began to evaluate the dynamics of our relationship with a mutual friend.
"That's the life of a wingman," the friend answered.
"Since when does the wingman get all the girls?" I asked.
      "Since never. The wingman does the work so the main man can get in," she said.
      "Well that doesn't make any sense. Bryan has been my wingman for years and he always gets the girls and I get nothing. Either he is a really bad wingman or..."
       "Or he isn't the wingman at all."
       I sat there in silence for a moment, contemplating the implications of the accusation. Me, a wingman? All these years I thought he was trying to help me, but really he was just using me as a meat head marionette in his narcissistic puppet show of passion. "No!" thought I. "That's not true! That's impossible!" My inner Darth Vader responded, "Search your feelings. You know it to be true." It all began to make sense in my mind. I knew I needed to confront Bryan.

        The lights were dim in the house later that evening. Stumbling through that dark, I could see Bryan preparing for bed. I decided to be direct. "Bryan?" I asked. "For years I thought you were my wingman. But now I'm starting to think, have I really been your wingman all this time?"
        "Uh oh," he said with a grimace, "I knew this day would come."
        "So it's true then?" You convinced me that you were my wingman just so you could use me like a pawn in your game of love?"
        "Yes. The best way to keep a wingman is to convince him that you are his wingman."
        "Alright. Well, at least now I know where I stand." And that was that.

This was part one of a two-part series about wingmen. Tune in sometime in the vague future for the second half. Remember, "A wingman takes one for the team so his buddy can live the dream."

1 comment:

  1. How dare he! I am a firm believer in The Bro Code ( (Yes, I really do own this book), and The Bro Code defines the sacred duty of a wingman. I think it's time you subject Bryan to The Wingman Pledge:

    "I shall uphold the Bro Code to the fullest of my ability. I will never allow my wingman to go home with less than a six. I agree to swap rounds of drinks with my wingman, even if I keep getting stuck with shots. I will never rack-jack my wingman, no matter how hot the chick. I pledge to never leave a wingman behind when invited to a party. If my wingman meets a hot chick with an ugly friend, I will jump on the grenade. If my wingman gets rejected by a chick, I shall unequivocally agree she sucked anyway, even if she seemed kind of cool and interesting. Should my wingman strike up a conversation with a chick of questionably legal age, I will endeavor to ascertain and verify her birth date. If I discover evidence that my wingman's chick is in a relationship, I shall make that information available to him, unless it's pretty clear he isn't there. I shall honor and respect the dibs system."

    Being a wingman is a two-way relationship. As you are Bryan's wingman, so is Bryan your wingman. I'm disappointed in him. I'll need to get you a copy of The Bro Code so that you can shame him.