Be the alpha
When I was an impressionable 16 year old, the biggest, buffest, strongest (and nicest) guy in my gym always sported a fanny pack. He was always smiling, laughing and cracking up. He was someone I looked up to, he was a big, buff, and strong and his light attitude made me feel welcome! But that fanny pack though! One day, it piqued my interest, I told him that I was going to get a fanny pack too! Suddenly, his demeanor changed to something I’d never seen in the years I knew him: he was as serious and cold as stone, he looked pissed. He brought his face close to my own and stared at me for a solid 5 seconds before he spoke these words slowly to me one at a time, each one standing on its own. “No. Only. The. Alpha. Wears. The. Fanny. Pack.” It was as if he was spelling out to me a great warning. He continued to stare at me, waiting for my response. I was scared! But, in that moment I realized the urgency of the matter. I grew a new respect for the fanny pack. “Okay. Okay I won’t get a fanny pack.” He said nothing more, and he never broke back into a smile for any reassurance to me. He then turned and walked into the back of the gym. “Only the alpha wears the fanny pack.” I’ve never forgotten those words. I think of them every time I wear my fanny pack, and I ask myself “Am I alpha enough for this fanny pack?” Yes. I am. And now I’m selling my favorite size/shape fanny pack to all you out there who are alpha enough to wear a fanny pack.