Today as I was walking Carl, I noticed two different men coming the opposite way from us. One was driving a BMW sports car and the other was on foot wearing a flat-bill cap, long black denim shorts and Jordan's. I try to wave or say hi to everyone I see while walking the dog. Unfortunately in this situation I used stereotypes to try and predict their reactions.
I figured I would get a stare down from the sports car guy or that he might speed off and squeal his tires. From flat-bill and Jordan's I expected he might scowl my way or ask me if I had a lighter. Much to my surprise BMW gave me a polite raise-fingers-off-the-steering wheel wave and flat-bill a polite hello and head nod. This made me start wondering; why can't all us guys treat one another this way?
Let's face it, it can be tough being a guy. We have to deal with losing hair, fathering children, and strong emotions brought about by sport outcomes. Maybe if we all just respected one another a little more we wouldn't have to worry as much about all the problems that men bring about such as war or street gangs. This morning was a great example of some men, of different walks of life, just out respecting each other. Men Out Respecting Each other or M.O.R.E for short is a movement I am going to start. When I am out on the town I will not try to stare other dudes down or be so swift to judge my fellow men. Who is with me? I am certainly going to need M.O.R.E.