My Dad is an old hard ass electrician. He’s 58 but he carries himself like he’s 80; he has literally worked his life away. I've seen nails through his foot, watched him sever his thumb; make his apprentice cry and pretty much do everything crusty old construction workers are known for. What really makes my balls shrink is his work ethic and tolerance for pain. For years I can remember my Mom taking his shirt and Carhartt off for him because, "My shoulder kinda’ hurts today hun." It was the same routine every day when he got home, for years. When we finally convinced him to go to the doctor, they found a cyst in his shoulder as well as a torn fucking rotator cuff. The cyst in his joint is the same exact thing that put A-Rod on the bench. My old man has been shrugging that shit off at construction sites since before The Fraud was drafted. When I asked him if he was going to take work off for surgery he told me, “College isn’t cheap Kiddo.” How you can you come home with shit grades after that?
Sacrifice for others, the ultimate in manliness.