New Place

Do betas/omegas make you cringe?  They do me. Was at a new place tonight Hurricane Grill in West Knoxville.  Dead, BTW and I mean always from what the working folks said.  After a bit some 55 YO couple staggers in at about 5:30.  Both blondes, he’s sporting a stache, has all his hair and is wearing glasses.  Not sunglasses, regulars.

I realize for the millionth time that blonde guys generally look weak.  Not picking on y’all, but you’ll have to go that extra mile, IMO.

Gomer sits down with his dowdy wife.  And OMFG.  He’s such a pasty boy.  Doesn’t know what he wants to drink (but his wife does).  Makes a lot of confused expressions (his wife makes none).  Asks lots of questions from the bartender before ordering a beer.  And his body language – all beta.  All “I’m scared and don’t know what to do and please don’t hurt me.”  Well, maybe that was an exaggeration, maybe more like “Hi!  I’ll give you money if you just leave me alone.”  Or something.  Definitely beta, weak, does not know what he wants or what he can get.

I think about how alpha I am compared to him.  And I wish I could somehow impart some confidence into him because I am sure it will make both him and his wife happier.  But I realize there is no way to do this, anything I promote will be hard to understand and difficult to implement.  Not to mention pointing out a problem where they did not know one existed.  I see a problem in the world, and I see a solution.  But I do not see a way from one to the other.

And I think of the life he must lead.  His wife wasn’t Shoot Me Please fat and ugly.  Nor was she hot and thin.  They were a better than average looking couple.  But you could see they were just going through the motions.  Doing what they thought needed doing.  Neither all that happy, nobody actually living life.  They put one foot in front of the other and walked down their path. They lived their unexamined life.  Is it so terrible?  I dunno.  But I do not believe they are as happy as I usually am.