Mike was a jock, one of those jocks who is all brawn, and not a lot in the brains department. He always had a really hot body and often used it to his advantage to skid by on things and make it to where he is today. And today, he's in college and has decided to pledge a fraternity.
He had heard some great things about Alpha Beta Kappa. He had even run into a few guys from the fraternity in the past, and they always seemed so happy. So he figured he couldn't lose pledging that frat, all good times to come.
Pledge Master: "Tell me why you want to pledge Alpha Beta Kappa?"
Mike: "I've heard good things about your fraternity."
Pledge Master: "Is that the only reason?"
Mike: "Well, actually, that's part of it."
Pledge Master: "What other reasons?"
Mike: "Well, um, see...I know someone that works here and he was able to pull some strings to get me accepted. But I still need a place to stay. I don't live close, and that's the only way I'll be able to go to this college."
Pledge Master: "I see. Well we do like to help out a guy in need. We scratch your back, you scratch ours. That's how our fraternity works."
Mike: "Great. So will you accept me, and can I live in the frat house?"
Pledge Master: "What did you mean when you said someone pulled some strings to get you accepted here?"
Mike: "I probably shouldn't be here. But I was able to convince him to switch a few things around, if you know what I mean, so it looked like I was accepted just like anybody else was accepted."
Pledge Master (grinning): "Sure, I know what you mean. And yes, you can pledge Alpha Beta Kappa. You'll have to go through the process like any other pledge. For the first 4 weeks, you'll get to know all of us, really well. You'll need to do everything that any member of this fraternity tells you to do, and do it well. Do you have any issues with that?"
Mike: "Not at all. I'll do anything I need to do, this is my only chance to go to this college at this point."
Pledge Master: "That's good to hear. You can move in next week, on a temporary basis for now. But you do understand that if you aren't accepted into this fraternity for any reason, you'll have to move out, right?"
Mike: "Yes, I understand. But I'm going to do whatever I have to do so that doesn't happen, but I do understand."
The following week...
Pledge Master: "Pledges, you have 2 minutes to line up, shirtless, with your backs against the wall and your hands behind your back."
Mike heard the pledge master and immediately pulled his shirt off, ran down the hall to where the pledge master was, and stood with his hands behind his back and back to the wall.
Pledge Master: "For the next 4 weeks, you'll be getting to know each and every member of this fraternity very well. You'll also be getting to know the other pledges very well. You should never turn down an opportunity to learn more about a member of this fraternity. Keep that in mind, pledges. You will be spending much of your time here blindfolded. You should not need to see the brothers of this fraternity if you know them well enough. You should soon be able to recognize their voices. You should know their footsteps when they enter the room. You should recognize the smell of their sweat when they get back from football practice. You will learn to know each and every member of this frat well enough that being blindfolded shouldn't interfere with any of that. Is that understood?"
Pledges: "Yes pledge master!"
Pledge Master: "Good. Blindfold the pledges."
On that order, two fraternity brothers immediately blindfolded all of the pledges. It was obvious that Mike wasn't happy about this. He had a very unsure look on his face. He was always very homophobic, and just the idea of being blindfolded in a room with a bunch of dudes scared him. Add to that the fact that they were all shirtless, and he was even more uneasy about it.