Monday, April 30, 2007

The Hottest Ugly Guy I Have Ever Met

About six years ago a new employee, Chip, came to work in my department. The first time I saw him I looked him over as any single woman looks over a guy.
Chip was NOT a good looking guy by anyone’s stretch of the imagination.
His light blonde hair was parted on the side and slicked over like Richie Cunningham on Happy Days. He had close set eyes and a thin nose that reminded me of an eagles beak. It curved sharply downward and was very pointy.
When the boss brought Chip around to introduce him to everyone he smiled and his teeth weren’t any better. A significant overbite combined with extremely crooked bottom teeth caused him to have a slight receding chin. Steve Buscemi was better looking than Chip.
As time went by I got to know Chip. He was very smart, had a kick ass sense of humor and the best stories. He had confidence for days and never let his lack of good looks get in the way of anything that he wanted to do.
While interning as an event planner in New York City he hobnobbed with celebrities and took up swing dancing. He won some competitions and was quite popular.
Chip is the kind of guy that the more you get to know him the more you admire him. He is charming, funny, sweet and a great conversationalist. The more I got to know him the more I liked him and the more attractive he became to me.
I won’t say that he became drop dead gorgeous in my eyes. I will say that his personality, charm and ability to have in depth, well thought out conversation or to make people laugh made him someone that I would have dated and been proud to be seen with.
Funny Girl knows Chip too and said the same thing.
Charm, wit, intelligence and respect went a long way for my having a mini-crush on Chip.
Too bad he was already married to a very lucky woman.
Chip left the company a few years ago and I haven’t seen or heard from him in a long time. I still smile whenever I think of him.

15 comments:

Churlita said...

The older I get,the less I care about looks. Once I know someone, all I can see is their personality. Chip sounds hot.

reformattingmybrain said...

It's amazing what a great personality can do.

David in DC said...

Your most important sexual organ is your brain.

Hilly said...

Because of Shawn's occupation, I tend to know a lot of "geek boys". In fact, most of my male friends are this way too. It's not that any of them are gross or ugly, just plain. HOWEVER, by knowing them and seeing their personalities shine through, they are much hotter than the buffed asshole lounging in the corner!

Babybull40 said...

Looks are only the outside.. that doesn't always tell much about someone.. In Chips' case he had it going on... in the charm and wit and humour department..

l.b. said...

The appearance type thing that I can never get over, even with a stunning personality, is poor personal hygiene. Not so much if someone constantly spills on themselves, but more like odor issues or like greasy, flakey hair or stuff always in their teeth.... Otherwise, I am all about getting to know them.

laughingattheslut said...

My high school boyfriend looked like Tommy on Eight is Enough, only without the hair, and he had crooked teeth, and he had no musical talent.

Sometimes I don't remember what he did have. But he was funny, and if we hadn't gotten into a fight the year before graduation I probably would have married him.

mielikki said...

I have met a few 'Chips' in my life, and enjoyed getting to know them. The book's cover may not look so hot, but the book is usually a good read!

evil-e said...

I tried being mature and dating a girl I thought was "nice" and "sweet", and had a "great personality". She turned out, in the end, to be just as nasty and mean as all the others and did not even have looks to fall back on.

playtah said...

I love Chip. You are right - people can be hot even though they don't have the looks.

In fact, that's what I'm banking on... :)

Anonymous said...

Don't stop the mating dance or he will beat us with his massivily sized gonads.

egan said...

Aw, thanks for sharing this. Often times we get too caught up in appearances, but personality is what you live with for the rest of your life. I'm sure his wife is great for seeing beyond this and getting to know him.

Not so little Woman said...

In highschool I was known for dating the "ugly" and geeky guys. I found them cute. And the hot guys didn't go for me anyways. Actually,when the EX and I started dating I was like.. "Wait? 'In-crowd' guy, cute and tall is into me?" but it turns out that underneath the hot guy there was a geek who would've rather walked around in his glasses. hehe.
Oh, and speaking of guys, what happened with the straight hairdresser?

The Furtive Wangler said...

This reminds me of when someone new joined a place where I worked. She and I didn't get along at first. I suppose my reaction to her was based on preconceptions rather than actual experience. We became great friends - it goes to show you can get over "first impressions".

M said...

I totally know what you mean. I'm exactly the same way when it comes to men (and women actually). For me they get more or less attractive based on their personality - definitely. I actually don't understand how some people DON'T operate like that!