Wednesday, August 22, 2007

You just got Alpha-Male:ed!

There is a new buzzword that we have been starting to use lately which I thought I would share with all my faithful readers since it's pretty convenient and might raise your quality of life.

The phrase is "getting alpha maled:ed" and the meaning is pretty much what it sounds like. This can happen in many circumstances and cannot involve any females by definition. The typical scenario is to, during a regular conversation, be it work or private with another male. The actual alpha-maleing can take different forms but usually involves one of the males involved strongly hinting that you are doing things wrong and that he could do things much better. It can also be a more general bragging type of thing where the alpha maleing person just strongly hints that he's a much better person than you for whatever reasons.

Just in the recent days we had a case where our own El Presidente got a severe alpha maleing from one of the French managers who hinted that he had not done things properly (implying that the French manager would have done things much better) which resulted in a slightly pinkish color but he managed to keep himself from counter attacking.

Things I really hate about France and the French 3:

French managers that call you into their office to discuss something but the real purpose is just to assert their alpha male position. Especially annoying when they speak with a heavy French accent, have a gold chain around their necks and a couple of buttons of their shirts unbottoned. Also, them getting a phone call on their mobile phone in the middle of an exchange and waving you out with a casual smile.

3 comments:

Farfallina - Roam 2 Rome said...

Uf! Working alongside doctors for the past 10 years I've seen my share of Alpha-Males!!!

Hmmm... doesn't involve any females by definition? There quite a few Alpha-Females too!

Not me, ofcourse...

:)

Mr. Salaryman said...

Alpha-Female, huh? That sounds pretty interesting and I think I know what you are talking about. Women that have to prove that they have the largest ovaries. But it's hard to be really Alpha-Femaled as a man I guess...

Foggia said...

My frenchness doesn't prevent me from the same reactions when my French managers try to flatter their ego by basically showing you your place as their underling.

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