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Watching TV the other day, I saw a scene in a cop drama that made me laugh: two dudes walk into a crowded bar and sit at one of the counters. One guy starts talking to his mate about a girl in the bar he’s interested in.
They rehearse pick-up lines, from “Did it hurt when you fell out of heaven?” to “You must be tired because you have been running all over my mind”. Just as they are about to give up because no line seems to work, a woman sitting next to them turns and suggests the smitten guy just walk up to the lady and “be himself”.
Here’s the catch: as the dude puts out his hand to shake the adviser’s, he says: “Hi, I am John and I am being myself.” The woman smiles, realising she has walked into a trap, as these two have been talking about her all along.
That’s one thing most men agree on – doing some sort of preparation before approaching women.
Grooming is just part of the package, but knowing what to say, how to say it and when to say it is a science all its own. And this is something they will never admit to, so I am being a Judas like Steve Harvey was in Act Like a Woman, Think Like a Man, when I let it be known that there is a “guy code” that most men follow.
This code is unwritten, but you have all the rules in your memory bank and when you break them your posse of friends will tell you.
If you are curious as to what these rules are, then you might want to check out Guy Code on Sony Max, a snitch show that shares things you may otherwise not know – unless you are a man.
It is essentially the blueprint to a man’s mind and with it come the answers to what manscaping, man-crushes, wingmen and sexting are. The show will also shed light on the rules of drinking and karaoke.
So if, as a man, you have your own way of doing things, you might want to check out this show and see if you are with the times.
To add some authenticity to the show, a number of entertainers are invited to give their two cents on what works in a man’s world.
You may ask what makes them the authorities, but then again, don’t we all look up to them for things such as fashion trends? If yes, then we may as well listen to this, as long as Michael Paul Sorrentino, aka “The Situation”, isn’t part of the advisers’ panel.
• Guy Code, Sony Max (DStv channel 128), 9.30pm Fridays.