This Kids in the Hall video is unserious, but it makes some serious points.
Chad doesn’t know where they’re going, but he knows. He’s being fitted for his own little manbox, and he can’t say it’s unexpected — he’s been shown this box since he was no older than 5, maybe younger. His dad gets “pathetically drunk” because drinking = manhood. Men make fire. Men are the ones who know about money. Men don’t care about pain. Pick a stereotype, it’s in there.
Chad isn’t happy about his box but he’s not offered much choice. It’s his family tradition, after all. And now he feels a lot older….