Sunday, August 5, 2012

"101 Great Things About Being Gay"

I can't say that I agree with everything on the list. But it's all in jest and I do think some things are true, and others are funny.

This I think is true:

You know how to get your mother off the phone quickly.

I love my mom, but she thinks because I work at home I'm not really working as seriously as if I were going to an office every morning. So I've had to learn how to deal with it, and be diplomatic about it at the same time.

This is true, too:

You're the only one at the reunion who looks a lot better than you did in high school.

I know this might sound stereotypical, but for the most part it's true. In fact I stopped going to reunions because they were so depressing. I haven't had a doughnut in four years, and there's a reason for this.

Now this I don't think is true:

You don't have to sit through cute baby stories.

I have a lot of friends, gay and straight, with kids. Some of them are still babies. And I've been known to compete with others with my own baby stories about nephews and nieces. I can be very aggressive about it when I want to be.

This didn't make sense either:

You've read the book, seen the movie, done the musical.

Although I'm on top of books, I usually wait for the film to come out on demand, or DVD. And I'd rather be horse whipped than pay to see a musical comedy.

But this was funny:

You know that being called "a cheap slut" isn't actually an insult.

Gay men tend to look at these things differently than straight women and men.

And this is funny, too:

You believe in nondiscrimination. But you struggle with the challenge of cute straight guys working in gay clubs.

It never fails. You can go into any gay bar, restaurant, or nightclub and you'll always find some cute guy in tight pants, showing it all off, telling everyone he's not gay.

You can read more, here.

2 comments:

A.B.Gayle said...

Thanks for the heads up, Ryan. Stereotypes to be sure, but deep down, I bet a lot are true even if you won't admit it.

Loved this one. Even if it's just for a perv...."When someone turns his back on you, you consider it an opportunity."

ryan field said...

Oh yes. Some of the stereotypes are true. I'll admit it that much ;)