Wednesday, July 01, 2009

We Are Everywhere.

A few months ago I was working in a hospital during my travels. I had worked there for several months and had gotten to know the staff well enough that they thought I was one of them.

One of the nurses who I seemed to work with more often than not and I started talking. She said that she hated living here in the west that she wanted to go back to the Midwest where there were actual values.

"So," I said. "What exactly do you mean?"

"Well, out here everyone is so liberal that it sickens me. There are the environmental laws, the bleeding hearts over the animals, and then out here you are all so easy on the gays. Welcoming them, treating them like they belonged."

As if that were not bad enough she had to continue. "I am so glad I don't know anyone who is gay, they make me sick."

I did the only thing I could think of doing. I looked at her and said. "Hi, I'm ..... and I am a lesbian."

The respiratory therapist (a woman) standing next to me looked at me and said. "My wife and I have been together for 12 years. How long have you been with your girlfriend?"

Needless to say the look on the nurses face was priceless. She turned pale, and looked at us both, and stuttered.

(This is the best that I can remember the conversation)


Solo Homo said...

WAY.TO.GO.GIRL!!!!! I am so freakin' proud that you did that. You single handedly made up for some of the crap that my generation had to endure.
Thank you, my Lesbian SuperHero of the Week!

Camlin said...

Good for you!

Tango said...

Yes....good for you!! :)

You remind me of a comment from a co-worker a long time ago.

Somehow we got on the subject of "What if one of our children comes to us to tell us they he or she is gay?"

She replied that she would not stand for it and that she would beat her butt, until those thoughts were gone.

It never ceases to amaze me that even now, in this day and age, there are people out there that are convinced that a person's sexual preference can be chosen.

Yeah, right! I'm sure that there are millions of people out there that wake up one morning and decide to be gay to make their lives much more complicated than they already are.

Sorry....end of rant.

Anonymous said...

you go, Grrrl!

i have to say..working with my coffee's a pretty decent work environment..

my boss (closest friend as well) is a lesbian, her partner has been a friend of mine for about 6 years (and is also a manager), and even though our DM is straight, she regularly comes to Pride and does a variety of awareness stuff.

gonna say..there's prolly at least one OUT gay or lesbian in every store. lol for awhile, there were 4 in ours.

Propane Amy said...

OHHH that was AWESOME!! Way to go!!!

Honey said...

Beautiful!! Very nice, my love!

karen said...

Good for you! That's awesome :o)

Real Live Lesbian said...

You rock! I'd love to have seen her face!

Nulaanne said...

Solo I don't know how old you are but we might not be that far off. I just decided that I am tired of the crap.

Thanks Camlin.

Tango rant away. Some people need their heads examined.

Lady it is lucky that you have such a supportive work envrion, that helps a lot.

Amy, Karen, Real it was worth it. The look on her face was great.

LilliGirl said...

Priceless! The look on her face at least!

Thorne said...

Hehehe. I'm so glad that there are so many of us for which "out" is NOT a four letter word!