It Runs In The Family

Like Father Like Son. 

I Hope my last post got rid of any preconceived notions you yourself have had about “big” guys. The stereotype that we are all quarterback-sacking, fist-throwing, beer-drinking tough guys goes back to the beginning of time. I’m not going to go that far back; I’ll just start with my dad.

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When he was growing up my dad was about the same height and size as me. I might be a bit bigger, but you get the idea. He was 6’2 and weighed 240 when he was my age. And when my dad went out with his buddies he always had the thought in the back of his head, “I hope these guys don’t start any fights tonight.” Which they often did. My godfather Gary and my dad knew each other since they were teens. He was a small guy with a huge mouth, especially after a few drinks. Gary would start a fight expecting my dad to back him up. He had a slight Napoleon complex. They thought just because they were with a big guy they could be an assholes and start fights.  But, my dad was the same way as me.  He didn't want to fight anybody he just wanted to have a few drinks and have some fun. 

I have the same problem with my friends; whenever we go out there's always someone that one of my friends wants to fight. Once the trouble starts, they expect me to save their ass. What the hell am I supposed to do? They make a mess and expect me to clean it up. Don’t get me wrong. I’m always willing to help a friend in need, but you have to draw the line somewhere. 

Many times at parties complete strangers have said to me “Oh we’ll be fine, we got this guy if anything pops off.“ I usually just laugh about. I never take them serious. Considering they are usually just a drunk stranger.  What am I, a bouncer, or a referee? I’m going to get all the big guys to rise up and go on strike. Let your big-mouthed friends fight their own battles.

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Dillon Meilleur is currently in his second year of Professional Writing at Algonquin College. Dillon is a friendly, outgoing person with a big heart and even bigger dreams.  He hopes to one day become a respected published writer. Dillon has experience is many aspects of writing; short stories, scripts, advertisements, PR releases, narratives, satire and much more. In his spare time he enjoys working out, riding his bike and hanging with his friends.   

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