Monday, October 10, 2011

The Most Interesting Man In The -- Hey! You!

You're undoubtedly familiar with the beer commercials featuring a remarkably well-cast actor, his supposed daring feats and admiring women.

I actually know a guy like that, or knew -- it's been several years since I last saw him. A ruggedly handsome, supremely self-confident man who'd done fascinating, challenging things and kept right on doing them as the years rolled by. He owned the garage where my MGB got the difficult work done; he'd show up sometimes with a book, an antique range (or something), an unusual car, a stack of photos from vacations in exotic places with fascinating people. He spoke several languages. A terribly interesting man and he was kind of sweet on me. Oh, my blushes!

The thing is, those "most interesting men," there's a lot of people interested in them and on the average, about half are the opposite sex. They are interested right back, often as not. And they do enjoy a nice buffet.

So -- fun to be with, but to date? Look, you're kissing everyone else he's been kissing. And so on. It's probably a long, long list and the last six entries were made in the last 24 hours. When you get boring, no problem, plenty more where you came from. The dashing, interesting people will roll those dice; I won't.

"Interesting" is interesting but you don't take 'em home to show Mother and Father. Gimme a man a little more down to Earth -- and a little less likely to get winked at by stunning models.

--But I still like those commercials. 'Cos I knew that guy, or one of his brothers. He's interesting.


Anonymous said...

Do you mind if I go ahead and believe there's a bunch of stuff relating to this anecdote that you will never ever tell?

It just sort of has that feeling.

Mike James

Roberta X said...

Sure. Feel free!

Speculation may even fall short of reality. But I didn't get mono or anything of that general sort, mind you; I simply realized I didn't wanna be another, er, "mounted trophy."

He was interesting nevertheless.

MonteG said...

So, being the least interesting guy in the world must make me quite catch! Woot!

MSJ said...

The most interesting man in the world can't hold a candle to the average gun geekette. And you are far above avreage

Anonymous said...

%$#&! MonteG beat me to it!

Ken said...

The character is supposed to be Hemingway, or at least -esque, ain't he?

og said...

I have known many a "seasoned" charachter, as I like to call them. Very interesting people. Some aare more discriminating than others.

Having been "Seasoned" myself over the years,(Though not even remotely interesting) I can safely say that sometimes things are not always what they appear on the surface.

phlegmfatale said...

Maybe such folk are like a luxury yacht you chance to see in a harbor. You can ooh and ah all you like and admire the craftsmanship and luxury, but happily walk on by, knowing the maintenance and the bills fall to someone else.

Anonymous said...

Sooo . . . kind of like a not-quite-as-rich version of Carly Simon's guy in "You're So Vain", but without the bitter aftertaste? :-)


Matt G said...

Og, for what it's worth, buddy, an interesting person described you as mighty interesting, just this weekend.

Bobbi, you're A Person Of Interest, too. Seriously. Please come down next year.

og said...

"described you as mighty interesting"

Lies. All lies. I'm a rat bastard, intent on pissing off everyone I meet, one at a time. Seems to be working out well for me.