Ever experience this?

  • JP85257

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    May 26, 2011 3:48 AM GMT
    I just got off the phone with my mother. She was asking me to come and check the brakes on her car. I asked her why my brother couldnt do it and she said he doesnt know what he is doing. He is the straight one and I am the gay one. Im pretty sure this next week I will be up to my elbows in grease putting brakes on her car.

    Im totally fascinated that my straight brother knows NOTHING about cars. Hell...I tuned up HIS wife's car for him.....
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    May 26, 2011 3:53 AM GMT
    They oughta take away his straight card!!!
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    May 26, 2011 3:56 AM GMT
    You see this with trained visual artists. Lots of gay boys and girls in the art world, and you get a lot of technical training in metal working, wood working, electronics and drywall. We can show up any straight guy in anything related to home repairs.
  • Thirdbeach

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    May 26, 2011 5:06 AM GMT
    Ariodante saidLots of gay boys and girls in the art world, and you get a lot of technical training in metal working, wood working, electronics and drywall. We can show up any straight guy in anything related to home repairs.


    Sounds great.. can you help redo the light fixtures in my place?
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    May 26, 2011 5:09 AM GMT
    Thirdbeach said
    Ariodante saidLots of gay boys and girls in the art world, and you get a lot of technical training in metal working, wood working, electronics and drywall. We can show up any straight guy in anything related to home repairs.


    Sounds great.. can you help redo the light fixtures in my place?


    Sure but I warn you at the end it'll be an installation where cheese whiz shoots out of the sockets every time you turn the lights on as a commentary on the plastic and artificial nature of man in the world.
  • DrewT

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    May 26, 2011 5:11 AM GMT
    Thirdbeach said
    Ariodante said

    Sounds great.. can you help redo the light fixtures in my place?


    Sure but I warn you at the end it'll be an installation where cheese whiz shoots out of the sockets every time you turn the lights on as a commentary on the plastic and artificial nature of man in the world.


    WIN
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    May 26, 2011 5:11 AM GMT
    "Im totally fascinated that my straight brother knows NOTHING about cars. Hell...I tuned up HIS wife's car for him....."


    Just because he's straight doesn't mean knows how to fix a car. Gays are into cars just as much as straight men.
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    May 26, 2011 5:12 AM GMT
    jprichva said
    Ariodante said
    Thirdbeach said
    Ariodante saidLots of gay boys and girls in the art world, and you get a lot of technical training in metal working, wood working, electronics and drywall. We can show up any straight guy in anything related to home repairs.


    Sounds great.. can you help redo the light fixtures in my place?


    Sure but I warn you at the end it'll be an installation where cheese whiz shoots out of the sockets every time you turn the lights on as a commentary on the plastic and artificial nature of man in the world.

    I trust you'll be dropping off some Melba Toast, then. It would be only fair.


    I'm a highly trained academic fine artist, not your Kroger snack boy.


    You get a pack of Ritz.
  • Thirdbeach

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    May 26, 2011 5:14 AM GMT
    Ariodante said
    Sure but I warn you at the end it'll be an installation where cheese whiz shoots out of the sockets every time you turn the lights on as a commentary on the plastic and artificial nature of man in the world.


    I already have that..
    I was looking for something different.
    Maybe; more of an strobe light dancing in unison when I return home..
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    May 26, 2011 5:14 AM GMT
    Ariodante said
    Thirdbeach said
    Ariodante saidLots of gay boys and girls in the art world, and you get a lot of technical training in metal working, wood working, electronics and drywall. We can show up any straight guy in anything related to home repairs.


    Sounds great.. can you help redo the light fixtures in my place?


    Sure but I warn you at the end it'll be an installation where cheese whiz shoots out of the sockets every time you turn the lights on as a commentary on the plastic and artificial nature of man in the world.


    Finally, a use for cheese-whiz (aside from its other uses as a slow acting bondo/adhesive and post-nuclear apocalypse survival food) icon_razz.gif
  • EricLA

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    May 26, 2011 5:15 AM GMT
    There are gay car fanatics and gay mechanics, you know. You prove stereotypes are wrong. I used to tune up my own car, rotate the tires (a lesbian friend asked if I could teach her), change the oil. But, getting greasy isn't really my thing, so now that I can afford it I generally pay for those services.

    I also fish, occasionally go to shooting ranges, and do other non-stereotypicl gay things.
  • calibro

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    May 26, 2011 5:15 AM GMT
    yeah, that's because being able to check brakes on a car has nothing to do with one's sexuality so there's no reason a straight guy should know these things and no reason why a gay guy can't.
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    May 26, 2011 5:17 AM GMT
    JP85257 saidIm totally fascinated that my straight brother knows NOTHING about cars. Hell...I tuned up HIS wife's car for him.....

    I know how to rebuild a mini engine... And sew!
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    May 26, 2011 5:18 AM GMT
    jprichva said
    Ariodante said

    I'm a highly trained academic fine artist, not your Kroger snack boy..

    Mmmm, a boy to snack on. What an idea. We must look into that.


    Watch your eye, the cream filling is packed under pressure.
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    May 26, 2011 5:20 AM GMT
    alphatrigger said

    Finally, a use for cheese-whiz (aside from its other uses as a slow acting bondo/adhesive and post-nuclear apocalypse survival food) icon_razz.gif


    I just refill my mace sprayer with it when it runs out. I also squirt a dab outside my place to scare off animals.
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    May 26, 2011 5:23 AM GMT
    being Gay means you like sex with men. Being straight means you like sex with women. Gay and sta8 can repair cars, Gay and str8 can know nothing about cars.

    If we continue with str8 men always do this or that, or if you are gay you must do this or that, then we are doing to ourselves what society is doing; stereotyping.
  • drypin

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    May 26, 2011 5:35 AM GMT
    Stuff like that can be fixed by a nonprofessional? Neither my straight brother nor I would have a clue where to start... except looking online, of course. Dad was the mechanical one who fixed stuff.
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    May 26, 2011 7:21 AM GMT
    Both my brothers are engineers, one chemical the other petroleum, so imagine my pure confusion when they couldn't tell me what was wrong with my car. Of course with some internet research I figured it out myself. I just assumed an engineer of any stripe would understand engines, but alas, not. Anyway, I think the op's point is based on stereotypes a straight should no more about these things than a gay.
  • JP85257

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    May 26, 2011 7:55 AM GMT
    I suppose the point of my post is that my mother calls me first and not my brother. He is a good man who just got married and is expecting his first child with his wife.

    My point was....That I am the gay one and they know and they call ME first and not him. Its funny to me is all. Nothing negative.

    I am more than happy to share my expertise with them and save some money.


    it just makes me giggle.
  • stee99

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    May 26, 2011 8:28 AM GMT
    Had a classics lecturer/professer neighbour for years, he got a flat and couldnt find the jack in his car.. Came and asked to borrow one off me, gave me a blank look when i pulled out a trolley jack so i changed it for him..
    Did wonder what it did to his manly self worth thing, having to get the gay neighbour to change his wheel.
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    Jun 06, 2011 3:45 AM GMT
    calibro saidyeah, that's because being able to check brakes on a car has nothing to do with one's sexuality so there's no reason a straight guy should know these things and no reason why a gay guy can't.
    Well said.
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    Jun 06, 2011 4:00 AM GMT
    JP85257 said


    it just makes me giggle.


    It makes me giggle too. I'm the youngest of three and the only gay one (though we don't talk about that, even though we all know...go figure) yet I'm the one who has always gotten the calls to help out with this, fix that, take care of that other thing from the parents. My brother's a good guy, and he tries, but he's clumsy as anything and as far from handy as you can get. My friends have picked up on me being fairly handy so I get the "do you know how to..." calls from them too.

    I don't think its a gay/straight thing - I just think its funny how some people can own a house yet not know how to take care of it icon_rolleyes.gif