The Bros Are Back

As a note- I wrote this post while I listened to Thin Lizzy’s song “The Boys Are Back In Town” except I totally sang “The Bros are back” instead. Because I’m hilarious.

Yesterday, I had another encounter with the “bros”, I was waiting at a cross walk when two guys walked up behind me and I was able to overhear (because I am scandalously nosy) their conversation.
Bro 1: I killed my triceps at the gym yesterday bro. Killed. Them.
Bro 2: Bro- you need to focus more on using your own body weight to tone up- it’s, like, better than free weights. 
Bro 1: I feel ya. That’s solid advice bro. 
Bro 2: What do you listen to when you work out? 
Bro 1: Obvs (I swear he really said that) Metallica bro. They get me so amped. I’m just like “Let’s do this thing!” when I listen to them. 
Bro 2: Me too dude. Me too. It’s like, I could fight a war when I listen to them!
At this point, we were able to safely cross the street and their conversation faded. I wanted to tell them that I frequently listen to showtunes and Beyonce when I work-out and that I’ve found both to be very motivating but I wasn’t sure how well received that suggestion would be. Although, I can’t imagine anything better amping you up for a fight then listening to “Cool” from West Side Story. But, um, why should working out make you want to fight? I think they might be doing it wrong.

18 thoughts on “The Bros Are Back

  1. cityslacka says:

    No. Nooooo. Don’t tell me this. Don’t tell me The Bros exist outside my college campus. Do they have no mercy? Is there no end to their supply of obnoxious neon bro-tanks or self-tanner?

    I’m going to go wallow in self pity now.

  2. Please tell me you are making up these ‘bro’ conversations. I don’t want to accept that these people actually exist… 🙂

    Come to think of it, I think I might have stumbled on one of the bros’ blog earlier – so pathetic, it would explain a lot !

  3. If my fifteen-year old sister makes fun of people her age for saying “obvs,” grownish men certain shouldn’t say it. Take note, bros.

    Also, if you tell me this encounter was after we had lunch yesterday, I’m going to be very upset that I missed such spectacular eavesdropping.

  4. I agree with Go Jules Go…. posers fade pretty quickly when its not like it is in a video game.

    That aside, I chuckled even harder reading the exchange because in my head their voices were like Hans and Franz from the old Saturday Night Live skit 🙂

  5. “We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
    For he to-day that sheds his blood with me
    Shall be my brother; be he ne’er so vile,
    This day shall gentle his condition…” -Henry V, Shakespeare.

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