A few years ago when my two eldest sons were little kids my mom once commented that when they were playing they were talking about ‘Good Guys’ who were fighting ‘Mean Guys’. She commented that usually kids talk about Good Guys and Bad Guys.
I always thought Good and Mean were good opposites.
A few days ago I realized why.
Calling them ‘bad guys’ doesn’t give you enough information – it implies that perhaps its not their fault, maybe it’s just an undeserved label.
‘Mean guys’ on the other hand, deserve what they get. Their crime is in their poor behavior.
So we’re sticking to Mean Guys – seems like they deserve whatever the Good Guys dish out anyway…