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'that Guy'

Now let's be completely honest here: we all have that one type of person or personality who really gets under our skin bigtime. I know I do, and that type for me is 'that guy'.
You know 'that guy'; in fact, some of our dear friends here on EP may very well have their own 'that guy' moments; you know what I'm talking about:
'That guy'; the dude who needs to be at all times, the Omega Dude, the one man in a crowd of average guys who just has this need to be the everything , the center of attention, the whole bread and butter basket, the SH**!, 'that guy.
Uggh, I hate 'that guy'; and how about the dolt who is sure he has all the sharpest lines, the kind that make him the friend we all should be grateful to have. This guy always, and i mean always, has the award-winning catchphrase or slogan or wordplay, and this guy never shuts up because he is for sure that the rest of us humanoids would just fall apart if he ever let somebody else speak for a change; what a frickin moron...
Or how about this: 'that guy' who KNOWS he's God's gift to women, and everytime he comes face-to-face with a pair of breasts, thinks he's required by some divine mandate to turn on the charm, which in his case is that annoyingly false patter or twenty-five different ways of saying, 'we should go out', or 'you're hot ya know that?' This is the guy who has so convinced himself that all women wanna sleep with him that the idea that some of them are in fact totally turned off and tuned out to his bag of tricks is inconceivable to him; i mean come on, this guy is sure that he can turn even the lesbians straight. If a woman is not interested, the problem must most certainly be her, and not HIM(dear God help us).
Okay and here's maybe the one that drives me craziest: 'that guy' who is the muscle man, the fitness deity, the got-it-together, whole package, doesn't eat rice or fatty foods, for sure gonna live for a hundred years, health nut guy. This guy goes to the gym every day, mostly for appearance's sake more than a true and vested interest in being whole fit and healthy. No, this guy hogs up all the equipment for half an hour or more(more often more), bench-pressing two tons even though he can barely get the press six inches above his chest. And this guy has made an art out of VERY vocal and loud and constant grunting; i mean, this guy's legs quiver and he's arching his back like Atlas holding up the world, and he's sopping wet, and he somehow thinks that this impresses anyone with an ounce of sense?
Then this guy will get on the treadmill and run forwards and backwards and side to side, all the while jamming to the crap coming out of his earbuds, and trying to seem like he's oblivious to anyone else, all the while sneaking glances out of the corner of his eye to make sure he has an audience. Pathetic.
I don't know about you, but 'that guy' is an annoying,superficial, artificial, hopelessly uncool/thank he's the Mr. Universe of cool, LUNKHEAD.
In closing, I would say, I'm DIYman, and I approve this message; 'That Guy', seriously, cut it out.
Seriously.
DIYman DIYman 22-25, M 50 Responses Dec 5, 2012

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Dear Everybody,

When I read this letter, I have been turning red and red more and more by the words.
I am just kind of that guy not as a whole but some.

I really do not know this letter was meant to deliver me however this is so good for me because at leas today i got an idea that I am such a bad man.

I am so shame on myself, and try to do my best to change and thank you so much author 'DIYman'. You really got me good turn and do appreciate you and repliers what you were writing below might be same thing from people around me.
Again, I really do appreciate everybody. I will try to change as you show me.

See them coming a mile away..and hide quickly.

:)

I love the story but absolute that guy is intelligent .

打倒小日本!!!

Oh - so well written !!! I am visiting one of those now (since last Tuesday - 11th) and until the world ends next Friday the 21st ("?"). I might as well be Stateside in case Vancouver Island slides into the ocean. Walking on some eggshells at this time but I need some closure after 2 1/2 years and $5,000.00 later. I did a lot of research ... how does the term "Narcissist" fit "?" ... ??

Sounds like you really wish you were this guy. Are you paying close attention to this guy in the gym, because it seems you describe him to a tee except for what he is wearing. The common person would just ignore this idiot, they would not give him a bibliography. Sounds to me like you are perpetuating this guy and you might have some latent homosexuality. sorry dude.

Sorry dude, but this ignorant and inept response only proves that you are a pathetic carbon copy of that guy; lose th ego and find some self-esteem.

You still sound gay. Writing about dudes in depth as another dude, is just....well, gay. Some people are born to suck ****, it's ok, become one with your destiny.

lol guess what A**hole? You are so small petty and obviously insecure, I think i actually pity you.

I'm sorry you feel such a need to put others down. It's all good,really!!! We're all just human, and it's not worth it

...an amalgamation of MEN full stop, not an actual MAN per se...all men exhibit some of the above some of the time - the only thing he's left out is "...a person who breathes etc etc..."

...I got bored reading it halfway down, so I can't really comment, but it looks like the same old stuff - STOP observing, start DOING...then u will find that some of the traits u outline above as being 'that guy', will b u urself...- If 'that guy' is so bad & u cover nearly everything a man does @ some point in their lives & as such u r denigrating men as a whole, BECOME A WOMAN, u have the long hair for it...

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Yes.. This also applies to "that girl"... The one who's cleavage is handed to you on a platter. Or whose pants are so tight her muffin top flows over it but she doesn't care cause she thinks it looks good. If "that girl" meets "that guy" they become so obsessed with whether they are good enough for each other that they never really see the other person for who they really are.. That is the sad part. We all have such beauty in our authenticity and truth .. That they will never be able to share this with the world. So, as Walt Whitman says, just be yourself... Cause everyone else is taken

great feedback! I actually addressed 'that girl' in a sequel story; check it out:)

Yes.. This also applies to "that girl"... The one who's cleavage is handed to you on a platter. Or whose pants are so tight her muffin top flows over it but she doesn't care cause she thinks it looks good. If "that girl" meets "that guy" they become so obsessed with whether they are good enough for each other that they never really see the other person for who they really are.. That is the sad part. We all have such beauty in our authenticity and truth .. That they will never be able to share this with the world. So, as Walt Whitman says, just be yourself... Cause everyone else is taken

Yes.. This also applies to "that girl"... The one who's cleavage is handed to you on a platter. Or whose pants are so tight her muffin top flows over it but she doesn't care cause she thinks it looks good. If "that girl" meets "that guy" they become so obsessed with whether they are good enough for each other that they never really see the other person for who they really are.. That is the sad part. We all have such beauty in our authenticity and truth .. That they will never be able to share this with the world. So, as Walt Whitman says, just be yourself... Cause everyone else is taken

As that guy ages and it becomes harder if not impossible to maintain the look he needs to portray the person he is trying to present pain will set in.He may realize he consumed all of that time trying to impress others and float his ego but now can not get that time back to be and grow comfortable with and be himself.It hurts to look back and know we were always on the wrong road,if only we had our maturity while growing up.

Love the way you described this guy he resembles my former guy he thought he was a God to me and to some extend i had believed it was miserable when your heart beat for such a stupid beast.

I hate that type of guy too, he thinks he is it, the best ever, no way, in fact he is letting the male sex down, some girls may think all men are like that, of course they are not.

I hate that type of guy too, he thinks he is it, the best ever, no way, in fact he is letting the male sex down, some girls may think all men are like that, of course they are not.

Oh my goodness thats my ex-husband you talking about. He stayed under my skin and my blood pressure stayed up because of him. Boy, this is a small world

You mean matthew mcconaughey ? or another douche who has his abs out and cant send and email without training one a day each and still forgets ?

Huh , lets see 6 3 buzz cut tats so he can be the pretty boy and fake tough guy ?

Dumb as a rock , got his job cause his best bud goes dude you got to work here you rack dude , that ******* wait its Mitt Romney 35 years ago , no talent hack douche bags .

Thats what the girls want dude , no manners , leaves right after sex , drops them in heart beat to hang with his buds after sex with he and two girl friends and still cheats with her sister and she takes him back calls him an ******* but to get him back from her sister gives him a BJ in the bar bathroom , well thats what they want .

Channing Tatum all hail king of the douch bags

For everyone who liked this story, go on youtube and search for a song titled ­"hey mister douchebag".

hmm i feel for you, understand it. i went through the same exp.

i am this type of person, albeit being a woman.
i lost my love today, cause i found that i have been used by this person all time long. he doesn't love me but uses me to fill his emptiness. i almost fell into his trap.

When i was reading this i started freaking out because it was so incredibly accurate to someone i couldn't quite describe even when i tried. Fortunately i can't relate to the idiot at the gym but you have perfect described someone i know who i really wish would stop being that guy who's so sure of himself and thinks every NEEDS to know him and thinks his charm and looks will take him to the moon! I try to serve him some reality but it's not enough. He needs a major traumatic event to bring him to earth! THANK YOU FOR THIS LOVELY POST GOOD SIR.

lol glad you enjoyed it! Yeah guys like that really do need to be shot out of the sky; i have a sequel story on the females like that too; you should check it out:)

I definitely will! :D

I could have sworn by the sound of your story you were a post menopausal newly divorced feminist hippie. Geez, chill out

geez don't read it if you can't respond smartly. *rolls eyes*

judgemental

Everyone is offended by different people from time to time...I can't say that I haven't encountered many that you describe. What I often wonder though is whether they offend not because of who they are but rather because I am not secure enough with who I am.

Um way off the mark, no offense; I'm very secure in who i am; it just bothers me when these other folks can't be the same and so need to create a false personality for themselves.

'that Guy' for me is 'Frank'. I work(ed) with him. He got fired last week for being 'that Guy'. Now he can go be 'that Guy' somewhere else because let's face it they never learn. :P

I'm kinda of like that guy but 100 lbs over weight. I flirt with women to make them feel sleacial, even if my wife is around and I always did think my **** was too small but if you arrive at the back door uninvited your always TOO BIG. I liked the post.

I don't feel sleacial yet

Are you that guy ?

LOL! Hell no:)

The most typical response from " that guy"

For me, YOU are "That Guy" You see, I am allergic to profanity/vulgarity. Are you unable to talk, write or text without using satans invented filth??

HUH? dude it's just words; chill out why doncha:-( *rolls eyes*

DIYMan, it sounds like you just hit the nail on the head with this guy. He must be 'that guy' to get so sensitive about it! Lol! Wow!

Must be! talk about 'nitwit' sheesh!

He's probably got a tiny noodle, too!

AWWWWWWW! :)

Don't you think they should just put all the profanity in the dictionary so you can relax and be happy. So sad for you.

WRONG. It's Sin, Unrepentance, Wickedness, UnGodliness..............
Quit being spiritually ignorant. Try reading the Bible!!

What's pathetic is you think you've got the answers by playing fire and brimstone holier-than-thou, but you are probably the farthest from the truth or God; I know your type well. Get a clue.

Ain't said nothin' but the truth, DIY!

Wrong again. You don't know me at all. I have been a Born-Again Christian since 20 years of age. Therefore, I know that I have Eternal Life awaiting me in Heaven, along with a Mansion more glorious than mortal mind can even comprehend! You however, will not even see the Kingdom of Heaven unless you come to Jesus Christ. He died for you! What more could you ask? I fervently urge you (& JustNate) to go to: www.chick.com Once there, read; "This was your Life", then; "Back from the Dead". And one more point. Am I perfect? NO. Am I without sin? NO. BUT, I AM FORGIVEN. His shed blood washed me "whiter than snow" forever!

Really? If you die without Christ as your Saviour, you have only TORMENT in HELL FOR ETERNITY WITHOUT END!! "SO SAD FOR YOU"

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I'd say that most of "those guys" are dealing with a feeling of being less-than the wrong way. Honestly, deep down they do not feel superior to you, believe me...

Macho culture is such an influence on some people... in my native Croatia a man who does not try to make up to every woman he sees, who admits to having back pain or feeling emotionally touched is considered gay or worse - if there is something worse than being gay in the eyes of the average southern european.

I am rather sure that I am one of "those guys" too, the genius, the regular know-it-all, the ironclad expert on many fields. Now one might argue that this is the chemist's occupational disease, but I sometimes think I would not be so keen on proving my brain if my exterior was at least passable. If we ever should meet and I should push your buttons, please tell me at once. ;-)

haha thanx; it's not just Croatia believe me; Americans are some of the worst when it comes to that kind of behavior.

Then you have not been to Croatia, Serbia, southern Italy or north Africa!!!! There is no comparison at all. You just cannot imagine the barriers to emotion and being "normal" around females. I once gave an open, friendly and detailed reply to a flight attendant. My Serbian co-worker absolutely freaked out later, telling me that I should never mistake a female for a friend, just f*** them, but don't TALK to them! He was absolutely serious. Some Greek men have a summer contest seducing women, giving points (the highest being an Italian girl on vacation with her parents(!)) and then having a reward night and dinner at the end of the tourist season! Total disrespect and anal (ja.....well, they are Greek) attitudes, completely cutting themselves off from their own emotion and 50% of the world's population, except as objects. Regarding "gay" in some north African attitudes, if you are the giver you are not gay, only the receiver!!!!! So even conquering another male is a dehumanising event if seen in this light. Never compare these attitudes to Americans-----unless I just have been lucky in my 18 years there!

Yes, I have met that "guy" before. It feels so nice to slice through his confidence like a hot knife through melting butter. Been there, done that before. Nice story Diyman. Keep up the good work. Ha, ha.

Thanks man! Hope you like the sequel:)

OMG!! I know him!!!!lol!!! Yes!!!!!! Ditto! Thank you.

Lunkhead !?! LOL. I loved your rant. You made me laugh. And I hope you feel better for it, because I do! Everyone has their fault and insecurities. Some of us try harder to cover it up and those are the people you have described. just watch, listen and learn. And, above all, let it entertain you. I loved some of the responses here too. LOL!!

Omega-man is the proper term. It reflects the reality that no woman you care about would have anything to do with you if you were the last man on earth -- ergo, Omega man. It is usually accompanied by the phrase, "I don't love you and never could" with NEVER being the operative word.