July Theme Of The Month: Great Timing!

Judging A Book By Its Fabulous Cover

| Nashville, TN, USA | Bigotry, Food & Drink, Religion, Top

(I am standing in the waiting area near the hostess station. A man who is gay is requesting a table. A primly dressed woman walks in.)

Woman: “Ugh, how horrid! You should be ashamed of yourself dressing like one of those sinful f***! People will get the wrong idea about you.”

(The man keeps his calm like he’s used to this.)

Man: “Actually, ma’am, it wouldn’t be a wrong idea as I am—in fact—gay.”

Woman: “Have you no shame at all!? You sound proud of it! You should be more like this young man.”

(She gestures to me.)

Woman: “He obviously is a proper, god-fearing individual.”

Me: “I’m honored. You really believe he should be like me?”

Woman: “Of course, you obviously have your priorities straight.”

(I walk over to the man and extended a hand for a handshake. He takes it.)

Me: “Well, you heard her…”

(I lean in and give him a quick peck on the lips.)

Me: “Never change sweetie.”

(The other three people in the waiting area break out laughing and the woman goes beet.)

Woman: “Well, I never!…”

(She stomps out. The man and I end up sharing a table for dinner. We’re now good friends and we laugh about that meeting a lot.)