You’ve probably heard the word “Bro” used freely at the gym, your campus or maybe in one of those stoner movies, say Pineapple Express, maybe? But you’ve most definitely heard it in the popular TV sitcom, How I Met Your Mother. If you haven’t even watched it, I’m sorry to say this but you have not lived. You most probably have used the word before, you know, whenever. You should know what you say. An important distinction must be drawn: just because a guy is a dude, it doesn’t mean that the dude is a Bro.
Q: So what is a Bro?
A: A Bro, dear reader, is a person who would give you the shirt off his back when he doesn’t want it to wear it anymore. A Bro is a person who will bend over backwards to help you bend someone else over backwards. In short, a Bro is a lifelong companion you can trust will always be there for you, unless he’s got something else going on at the time. This is not your wife.
Q: Who is your Bro?
A: That taxi driver is a Bro, your father was once a Bro, and the kid who looks up to you represents the Bro of tomorrow, but that doesn’t make him your Bro. When someone has faithfully upheld one or more of the codes in the Bro Code (Article #1: Bros before ho’s; Article #10: A Bro will drop whatever he is doing to rush over and help his Bro to dump his chick), then you may consider him your Bro. WARNING: Exercise caution when bringing home a smoking hot chick – your brother may or may not be your Bro.
Q: Can only a guy be a Bro?
A: Well, you don’t need to be a guy to be somebody’s Bro, provided you uphold the moral values contained within the sacred book (which I safely stored somewhere, underground). Should a woman set you up with her busty friend, then she is acting as a Bro. Yes. And if she sets you up with more, provided you slept with first friend and didn’t call her back, then she is officially your Bro.
Unfortunately, due to Article #4 in the Bro Code, I shall not publish the other 140-something articles within the Bro Code. Sorry Bro, strict rules. :)