“That’s terrible,” I reply to a friend who comments how un-grumpy I was during a recent fun night out.
“From now on,” I mock-threaten, “I’m going to make sure my blood-alcohol level is always 0.04.”
“A little alcohol dissolves Mr. Grumpy and surfaces Mr. Amiable,” I argue, “although,” I say, cautioning myself more than her, “too much alcohol strips away Mr. Amiable and exposes Mr. Obnoxious.”
After a good head-back belly-laugh she says “Mr. Amiable is pleasant and all, but rather generic.”
“Mr. Obnoxious, on the other hand, is pretty entertaining.”
Mr Obnoxious Is Not For Everyone
No, Mr. Obnoxious is not for everyone.
He easily pisses people off, because Mr. Obnoxious in annoyingly direct, quite unrestrained (or unrestrainable as the case may be) and more than just a little never-minded and overbearing.
He dances however he likes – mostly badly – with whomever happens to be nearby. He sings loudly even though he can’t really keep a tune, and he will do random things like call-out a 27-year old for calling herself over-the-wall and then agree that she’s on to something when he hears she’s a model.
Different alcohols surfaces a different intensity of Mr. Obnoxious. Too much beer is rather innocuous, but too much spirits – heavens help – extremely noxious!
Mr. Obnoxious has been known to start ice-down-shirt-and-pants wars and once, New Year’s Party 2012 if the annals are reliable, photos would have us believe he grappled nearby party-goers, constraining their arms behind their backs and… let’s just say, a dance creepily similar to dry humping was involved.
In spite of all this and aside from Mr. Obnoxious being, well, obnoxious, I quite admire the way his character is true to itself and unapologetic.
Mr. Obnoxious – to paraphrase the quote from the previous post – is who he is, he does what he does and he feels what other people think and say about him is none of his business.
For all his flaws, I admire that about Mr. Obnoxious and want to be more like him – sans alcohol.