Tony Mangan ‘Walk Around The World’ #6

Many would say that the modern man is a metro-sexual man. Being metro-sexual means that the man is particular about how he grooms himself and that he likes to spend time on his appearance – even more than many women. In comparison to men of yesteryear, these types of men are perceived by many as being more aware of their appearance as distinct from their fore fathers. Still, not every modern man is a metro-sexual. Some are just clean shaven, tidy, resourceful and just as hardy as those of their fore fathers.

One such man is Tony Mangan. His daily ritual of keeping clean, tidy and as presentable as any so called  ‘heterosexuals’ endear him to hoards of strangers all over the world. His charming way backs up his affable and clean cut lean frame as he is challenged by the high ways and by ways of the world.

Tony attracts all types of positive attention on his world walk. Thankfully for him, it’s predominately positive attention from people of all shapes, sizes and backgrounds. He seems to motivate kindness in people as he steps it out across the southern hemisphere.

About five years ago, when Tony was galloping along the road in Melbourne (with his crew member Michael), he bumped into a kind farmer and his wife. After the rapport was built up Tony and Michael were offered to stay on the farm for the night – to rest their weary limbs.  The banter was good and Michael and the farmer had a couple of drinks as Tony rested his weary muscles and had the chat with them. As the night wore on it was time for bed and Tony and Michael were summoned to sleep in the same room but on different sides of an ‘L’ shaped couch. As Michael had taken a few drinks he was falling asleep while Tony was just allowing the last few thoughts of the busy day flow through his mind as he lay relaxed on the couch.

Soon the inebriated farmer’s curiosity got the better of him and he hurried downstairs and jokingly approached Tony’s side of the couch before surrounding a prostate Tony and then eventually pinning him to the couch with his wrestler like build. As he lay over Tony with his muscular frame his drunken antics eventually uttered:

Why the hell are you running around the world?

Tony, although initially startled, stayed as cool as a breeze while his friend Michael was sniggering with entertainment on the other side of the couch. But Michael was still clever enough not to attract the drunken farmer’s comical advances! Within a moment both men’s shock was abated as the farmer’s wife  summoned her semi naked husband back to his bedroom.

Although Tony Mangan is not a metro-sexual he attracts a lot of attention. On that particular night he attracted a confused drunken farmer, but Tony’s cool instincts and appeal to the ladies is obvious as he continues to make his way through the trails of Australia.

About the Author

Conor Hogan
As a native Galwegian, Conor Hogan teaches and consults across the areas of education, well-being and health while also researching human behaviour for his PhD at NUI Galway. After winning regional and national leadership awards, he blogged and co-authored a book on Mental Health for Millennials. He tells us he will endeavour to enrapture the glint of the Galway Eye 🙂 You can find out more about Conor at