Not a "real" man

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  1. montanachad macrumors regular

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    My girlfriend's father is a new age fundamentalist nutcase living in the backwoods of Montana. He makes this comment on the phone that he would, "Make me a "real" man". Nothing like feeling inadequate just because you don't know carpentry.

    Help me think of some good rebuttals to tell this old goat to F off. :mad:
     
  2. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Personally, you'd better tell him that you'd rather watch Brokeback Mountain with his daughter -- instead of reenact it with him.
     
  3. dmr727 macrumors G3

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    Tell him you'll keep that in mind while you do a bunch of **** to his daughter that's highly illegal in Montana.
     
  4. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    What does he expect you to do, "brand" his daughter like a cow? Hunt? "Wrastle"?

    Maybe you can gain his respect by showing him the bungee cord you plan on using to tie his daughter to the stove. She's not allowed to wear anything below the waist so that you can slap her branded ass whenever you feel like it. Oh, and you get to wear a cowboy hat while you do it, with a Garth Brooks album setting the mood.
     
  5. Mord macrumors G4

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    I'm rather skilled at carpentry, clearly I'm more of a "real man" than you lot.

    :p
     
  6. Chundles macrumors G4

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    No no, the OP misunderstood.

    The girlfriend's father fancies himself a modern-day Gepetto and is inviting the OP out into the woods to make him a "Real Man" out of wood and fairy dust and stuff. There's nothing to worry about here - her father just wants to add to his group of wooden friends.
     
  7. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    And once he finds his heart, and his courage, he'll be complete.


    Especially after you get all buffed up and muscly.
     
  8. Sesshi macrumors G3

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    Perhaps the fact that you have to turn to the web to ask for advice on this matter means that you do need some instruction in being a "real" man...?

    Go bond with the guy. What could go wrong?
     
  9. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Classic.

    Still good after all these years. :)
     
  10. Big-TDI-Guy macrumors 68030

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    Keep your lip shut, and go have some fun. Reading too far into comments like that - show your own insecurities, and you will likely be playing straight into his game. (if he is in fact playing one)

    The most powerful thing you can do is not be bothered / intimidated by him in the least. That is usually the thing that will pi$$ him off the most, too. :D

    But seriously, take it all with a grain of salt.

    And if it turns out that you ARE a pu$$y in his eyes -- be sure to tell her dad that it's been shown that girls go for guys who remind them of their fathers.
     
  11. Randman macrumors 65816

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    Send him a video of Deliverance and a box of Magnum condoms (open with half missing).
     
  12. carbonmotion macrumors 6502a

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    aww camping is fun! hunting is also fun! you're from Montana, enjoy some quality time with nature and your Remington 700
     
  13. Melrose macrumors 604

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    isn't that where the Unabomber was from?
     
  14. iShater macrumors 604

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  15. Tilpots macrumors 601

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    If he says you're not a real man, ask him why his daughter calls you "Big Daddy" every night (and why his wife would too);)
     
  16. arkitect macrumors 601

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    So this is like what…?
    Putting on a whale song CD while stirring the bear stew?

    :confused:
     
  17. Schtumple macrumors 601

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    Post of the week me thinks
     
  18. BoyBach macrumors 68040

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    "I bet you can squeal like a pig. Weeeee!" :eek:


    I completely agree.
     
  19. roisin and mac macrumors 6502

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    +1 If he's doing it to put out feelers in term of how easy he'd find it to jerk you around, you're better off looking un-jerk-around-able (sorry :p) Just don't let him get to you and affect your life in concrete ways; for example don't let him interfere if you have a fight with your girl. Make it clear that your relationship is off limits; after all, if he's girly deserves a real man, she should be a real woman--ie, not a silly girly who runs to Daddy when the going gets tough!

    That is sterling advice, right there :D
     
  20. OutThere macrumors 603

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    Truf truf you speak the truth. :D
     
  21. patrick0brien macrumors 68040

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    Who cares what he thinks?


    ... Unless he's behind you with a gun...
     
  22. rpaloalto macrumors 6502a

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    Was this the first time you have talked to him? Have you met him before?
    You could be just taking it the wrong way. He may not have, meant to insult you, at all. Don't even give it another thought, for now. Wait to you do spend some actual time with him. Before you decide on what his comments are all about.

    How serious are you with your girlfriend? Are you guys nurturing a long term commitment? The worst thing you could ever do is end up on bad terms with this guy.
     

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