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Taming the Dudebro

I think Alexis must have spent a portion of her life looking for a name for the kind of guy who is young, loud, obnoxious, probably drunk, and just generally annoying. I have plenty of names for them, but when they start going, "Duuuuude" and "Broooooo," well, Dudebro it is.

Alexis learned the term on our flight to Vegas. She mastered the art of identifying the species while we were there. A week later, a quick vacation at the beach has her earning her PhD in Dudebroism.

So ... there is a group of guys staying a few doors down from us and they definitely qualify. Alexis has complained about them plenty of times because loud. They're so loud. So very loud. She is learning to cope, fortunately.

The guys walking behind us earlier today, though. She had no coping skills that would do the trick. They were loud, they were stumbling, and they were everything that makes her want to scream, "STOP TALKING!" Which, it's hilarious. She isn't assertive enough to actually yell at a stranger. She'll make faces and practically burst with want, but she won't actually do a single thing.

There was lots of wanting as we walked down the street and one of them keep using expletives loudly and with much gusto. If his life were autocorrected, he would have "ducking" and "duck" about every three words. His vocabulary appears to be limited is what I'm saying. Which, whatever. It shouldn't matter.

It mattered to Alexis, though. I could hear her rolling her eyes as we walked down the street. He kept yelling, at one point throwing "Your momma" jokes at drivers of cars that went by. I don't know what his story was, but he was having fun, I suppose.

Alexis fumed. Silently. Because that's what she does.

Just as the Dudebro and his partners in crime finished pushing the walk button approximately 235234 times (because it said "wait" every time they pushed it and they thought that was sooooo funny), the lead Dudebro started yelling "Haaaarooooooo!" at the top of his lungs.

It was charming.

Or not.

"BE QUIET!" Mila yelled at the top of her lungs. "YOU'RE NOT BEING NICE!" she finished.

So, we now know which sister will actually speak up when a situation gets out of control. Whodathunkit?

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Reader Comments (2)

What did they do when she said this? What did you do?

August 10, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterRobin

I have read this point a few times now and I love that Mila spoke her mind. Like Robin I would like to know, how did the Dudebros react to her statement?

August 11, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterKathy
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