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This had to be done... There aren't enough cynics around

The Nice Guy

This is a tribute… Yeah we do that too. This is for you man, you… the one that gets friend zoned so often and so fast that you have wondered if there is ever going to be anything non-platonic. He who spent hours he could have used to kill pigs with birds listening patiently as she bitched about her friends and accused all guys of debauchery while ironically proving her wrong by providing ears that would by then have metaphorically bled more than a severed artery.  He who she says would make some girl very happy someday... but has always wondered whether there is that girl or if that day would ever come. This is for you man…

You have been  unappreciated, manipulated and on occasion abandoned. This goes out to you. They might think that their fishing for compliments had you hooked but we know... that you saw past the scheme... that you still chose to be the bigger person. We know you would rather have finished your online FIFA pausing which, is not possible, but you chose to hear a stupid story about backstabbing. You have driven her to the farthest corners of the state and accompanied her to detestable places just so she could be safe and she could show off. But if anyone thought you didn’t know she drove you, they are wrong and we know it.

For all you had done, she would have shamelessly flirted with you. Harmless she would have said and you knew it was going nowhere for you my friend know why Ronaldinho was lined for a transfer to United but never came to OT. You know they were a bait as he wanted other things. You my friend did/are doing a Manchester United. And for that, I salute you. You stopped killing zombies just so you could help her get past some shady rumor started by some ass and you stayed silent when you saw her with just that ass, for you know, your killing spree would someday be halted (again) just so she could use your shoulder when the ass does what he does.

You never get the credit and sadly, there is no explanation for it. Anyone lesser would claim certain people are just illogical and manipulative. You have heard so many reasons. Too nice… Too good and the big one- don’t wanna ruin what we've got now. They want a nice guy and when you are presented, you are zoned and then rambled on to about the lack of 'nice guys'. Sweetie, it was your doing and you have no frigging right to lament the lack of nice men. You made them extinct. Honey, you are the asteroid (or whatever) to the Dinosaur that is the nice man. But you my friend, are not alone. And there is someone just so perfect waiting just for you out there.

So until that day dawns…. this goes out to you. My nameless, faceless bro who holds the door open for her, who braves the hazards, who still remains obscured in anonymity… the world needs more guys like you. Men like you, who don't flinch when a girl says to your face that the cut off for her groom is 'at least IIT' or Stanford or IIM. You, who never said 'Sweetie, you studied in Mariamma Institute of Technology and that is so not MIT'. No Sir, you stood like a rock. A sad one perhaps, but still a rock. Ross got Rachel, Leonard got Penny and even the almost entirely unlikable Mosby got someone who doesn't purr and sip milk from a saucer. They may be from TV, but haven’t you, in your day put up with stupider, dumber, senseless stuff? Kudos to you my Bro.

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P.S: The author doesn’t necessarily consider himself a ‘nice guy’. The events mentioned here have no resemblances to anything that may or may not have happened to him. No acquaintances or friends of the author have been mentioned either directly or indirectly. Inspirations for this article exist all around.

P.P.S: Of course I am kidding about the P.S

9 comments:

sudha...a touch of madness said...

Hahaha very well described...I know one such guy and yeah, we need more such guys ;)

Sai Sriram said...

Hmm... Of course you do...

Anonymous said...

lol! mariamma institute of technology!!! wow nice one tho..kudos

Sai Sriram said...

Thanks man...

Srilakshmi said...

Awesome post. Loved it completely. Pathetic state of friendzoned guys! But believe me, these guys make great husbands and girls (including me) are too blind to see that :)

Sai Sriram said...

and then the truth was spoken... again

Thanks...

siva said...

Dai dai, I can see the sameblood. Nalla cover up panreenga thambi

Sai Sriram said...

Same blood??? Why blood?

Divya N said...

LOL "Mariamma Institute of Technology". Problem with nice guys is that, by the time we girls realise that we love them and cannot live without them they have already moved on to a younger cuter girl and ask us to help write love poems and letters to gift her in return for all the hours spent patiently listening to the backstabbing tales. Rendu pacckamum rathakalari thaan.