wrestlervic saidTell us your adventures and conversations?
I'm notorious for being able to strike up a conversation with a wooden column at a bar, and not just when I've had a few too many. But your saying this was a couple at a non-straight bar, made me think of a silly story I've told here before, likely not terribly related, but anyway...
Christmas some years ago, mall shopping with my late partner. We went our separate ways there, so we could shop for each other in private. I finished early, and cell-phoned him I was at a mall bar he knew, where he could meet me when he was done.
At the bar I struck up a conversation with this guy, and it went well. We talked about the football game on the TV, and this & that. Like me, he was waiting for his spouse to finish her shopping & join him.
Without warning he started making these homophobic slams. Something on a CNN news report about gays, on another bar TV there had set him off. I tried to be non-committal & polite, but I was losing my patience. Fortunately my partner showed up, whom I introduced as the "friend" I'd been awaiting. And soon after his wife came in, and we all chatted for a bit.
I finished my last drink, my partner wanting nothing, and we said our goodbyes. My partner went outside first, but I lingered a bit with the check, and then said to this guy, rather loudly, so his wife could hear:
"By the way, just so you know, you've been chatting with 2 gay guys, who live together as a couple, and sleep in the same bed. You have a Merry Christmas!" The 2 of them were stunned & speechless!
I joined my partner out in the mall on the way to our car, and told him what I said, and he doubled over in laughter. I know I didn't win anybody over that day, but I sure hope I made that clown think twice before he ever started slamming gays to strangers again.
And made him realize that gays are everywhere, and that we don't all conform to the false homophobic stereotypes that Christian preachers and Republicans warn everyone about. Or else he would have known he was having a great time with one for over an hour at a straight bar. LOL!