Apparently, my cousin is extremely good looking. Even though he was 60 pounds overweight, wore jeans, New Balance sneakers (he wasn’t jogging anywhere), and bathed in Drakkar Noir, there was no denying it. The reaction he got from women was definitive proof. He didn’t even have to do anything besides walk into the room. Women would climb over each other to get to him. Even women who didn’t like him because he was cocky, arrogant, conceited, had a huge ego, etc… Couldn’t help but be attracted to him.
I’m not selling him short, he had a brain to match. Quick witted, generally funny, had a head full of useless but interesting facts, He remembered everyone’s name and even if he didn’t know you yet, he knew someone you knew. wherever you were from. Within reason. He also had great social intelligence. That was probably his greatest asset.
As if this all wasn’t bad enough, he had an instant conversation starter. Well, he didn’t even have to start the conversation. “What’s your name?”, “El”, “Al?”, “No, El, with an ‘E’, it’s short for Elphage.”, “Oh, I’ve never heard that name before…” Where do you go from there? Are you going to walk away? I didn’t think so.
“I wish that I could be like the cool kids
‘Cause all the cool kids, they seem to fit in
I wish that I could be like the cool kids
Like the cool kids”
Echosmith, “Cool Kids”