Sometimes, as a man, I want to give the impression that I'm invincible; that I could take a punch from Kimbo Slice and laugh about it and tell all my friends about what happened. I know that I would curl up into a ball and whimper about the whole thing if Kimbo slugged me in the face. However, the fact remains that I want to not only feel that I'm independent, that I can take care of myself and I want others to know this, too, whether I admit it or not.
The other day I had my wisdom teeth ripped from my face. Really, it was a standard extraction not unlike any others. I made a decision before the procedure that I wasn't going to be put under for the procedure. I would be awake through it so that I could drive myself home.
Okay, let me rewind a few days. My gal had offered to take me to the dentist for this procedure, so that I'd have the requisite ride. Now, she lives about forty or so miles away and she's an instructor; this would require a bit more effort on her part to be present for my procedure. I declined. She offered to be with me the night that I had my teeth yanked and I still declined…
The truth, people, is that I did want her to be there for me, to take me to the dentist, to be there when was in pain and doped up with Dr. House's classic cocktail of piss and Vicodin.
So why didn't I take her up on her offers to be there for me? For one, I'm a selfish twat. Also, letting someone take care of me would, in my mind, damage that visage of invincibility. It would mean that I was weak, that I needed to be taken care of…
That's where women shine, though, I've realized. When we're down and out, our women get the chance to be Super Women, leaping tall buildings in a single bound. It is a sense of pride, knowing they are taking care of the men they adore. Women truly DO love doting over their men; taking care of them and doing the ‘little' things for them. It's truly selfish to deny a woman of these simple pleasures.
Armed with this ammunition and knowledge, I'm going to force those wisdom teeth back in my mouth and have the dentist kick them right out again so that I can do this the right way.
Guys, let your woman take care of you, don't be a tool.