Manhood is impossible in our society. You become a man when you accept responsibility. But today our society won’t even let a guy accept responsibility for himself.
This morning the pool was closed at the YMCA so I wandered up to the gym instead, where I was promptly kicked out. Why? Because you have swim flipflops on. If you dropped free weights on your feet, you might get hurt. [Which is dumb, because that’s my problem, and tennis shoes won’t help much anyway]. Out loud: as you can see, I’m not using free weights and I wasn’t planning on using the free weights. No, you still have to leave. Why? Because. For your own good.