Saturday, January 11, 2014

At my work we got some new workout equipment, so this coworker and I have been working out every Tuesday and Thursday.  The thing about this coworker is he is just a way better person than I am.      I know, I know, some of you are saying, "Ken's not such a bad guy!"  No, I'm not, but for a variety of reasons, he is just a better human being than myself.

1. He is deeply religious and I believe in nothing at all.  This gives him an overall optimistic attitude that probably effects each number below this one.

2. The only person he has ever had S.E.X. with is his wife.  Meanwhile I have had some of the most regrettable encounters ever out of sheer loneliness at 2AM, and I have blown off a bunch of women by just not calling them anymore, like a total coward.

3. The other day we're working out, and he is telling me that he wants to paint his office.  I asked him why in the hell he would waste time doing something like that, considering no clients are ever coming in there, and he said because there are holes in the walls and the color has no character.  You should see my office.  I got an R2D2 from Burger King on my desk, and that is about the classiest thing in there.

4. He never talks smack or gets negative.  So many other people around there do, but he never lets himself get sucked into that sort of thing.  I talk a little smack, much less than most, but if there is a good joke in it - I can't resist.

Overall, I feel like if I spend a couple days a week with this dude, some of that work ethic and morals will hopefully seep into me at some point.  Most of the people I hang out with are more like drinking buddies.  Those can be the best kind of friends, but it doesn't hurt to pepper in some "good people" buddies in the mix like this fella.

How about you?  Ever hang out with someone who makes you want to be a better person?

4 comments:

David Oliver said...

It's odd how different people's experiences are. Some Christians, namely my Dad, was a really good person. That said, most of the people I met during my working life who let me know they were a Christian was bad news - just hard to get along with. So I think being a Christian has very little to do with whether a person is "good" or not. Having been married for 22 years and having been single for about that long, I'll say it's a lot easier being good if you are married than if you are single.

Kenneth Noisewater said...

David: Congrats on the 22 years, sir! I was married once. For 8 months. Anyway, these workouts have been good for me in a lot of ways. What's also cool is knowing that the other person is counting on you being there so you can't blow it off. And it's a friend and not a douchey-ass personal trainer.

Jimmy Fungus said...

If you hang out with this dude long enough, you might eventually find some character flaws. Most of the people I am around all day make me want to go home and chug Diet Dr. Pepper and listen to Leo Sayer albums until they are erased from my memory. So, the short answer to your question is "no."

Kenneth Noisewater said...

Oh yeah. He's got flaws. He just is a better person than me, that's all. Not better than everyone.