I know that I mentioned this last year, but I hope you won't mind if I talk about it again. I'm talking about that crisis of men who don't get it (MWDGI). Men Who Don't Get It are guys like the two particular examples that I saw yesterday at the Magic Kingdom. Mrs gunfighter and SoccerGirl decided that the first thing they anted to do at the Magic Kingdom was to ride the train that circumnavigates the park, all the way from the entrance, around the park and back to the entrance. Fun, right? Sure... why not, it's vacation, eh?
So, there I was, in Mickey Mouse ears, and my really boss Wiley X sunglasses, getting on the train... when I saw a woman struggling to get her child's stroller on the train. Well, whats a Man to do? I put the (heavy a**) stroller on the train for her, for which she was grateful. Hey, I don't mind, it's not that big a deal, ok? Well, at least, I didn't mind until I noticed that the man smiling at me sheepishly wasn't some guy who thought I was hawt, it was this lady's HUSBAND! The father of the child whose stroller I just put on the train!
Dude. What's that all about? Why weren't you doing that for your wife and kid? You don't get it, and when I am King, guys like you are going into the penal battalions. That is, after you are neutered.
The next example comes from the area over near Splash Mountain. Now, I don't do flume rides, but this one is a particular favorite of Mrs Gunfighter and SoccerGirl. They decided to brave the long line (or line-up for you Canucks) while I waited and fiddled with my Blackberry, trying to make it do more cool stuff. I was waiting near the entrance/exit for the ride, in a place that is on a bit of an incline (there is a bridge there), which is a great place to watch people. While I waited, watched, and fiddled, I saw a woman, a pretty little thing, pushing this huge tandem stroller (two kids included), up the incline. She was really leaning into it, and huffing and puffing as she did so... all while her husband walked along-side, with nothing in his mitts.
Now, I realize that I only saw what I saw, and that what I saw may not have given me the whole story in both of these incidents, but from where I sat, I saw what I saw and I didn't like it.
Men: We can't be good and decent men while the ladies in our lives (or ladies who are strangers) struggle to things that we should be helping with.
Ladies: Don't get mad at me for suggesting you need help. I know that you are strong, but a man should at least OFFER to help when you are struggling.
In a few minutes, we are heading for Disney Studios... and if I see any more guys like you, there might be... problems.