We decided to stay another day in Key West, and got a lovely surprise from another gay couple

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    Nov 22, 2011 8:45 PM GMT
    I posted this under cycling because it's kinda related, our being here in Key West due to the annual HIV/AIDS charity bicycle ride my partner helps to organize.

    Well, we were supposed to check out this morning (Tue,11/22), but I just wasn't in the mood. The weather is too perfect, I'm enjoying myself too much.

    So I spoke to the hotel owner on the veranda outside our room this morning, to see what other room we could move into. I knew this one was already booked for another party after noon today.

    Lo & behold, the guys who were about to move into our duplex (loft) suite were already here, in another room off the veranda, and overheard my conversation. They took the owner aside, and said they could wait another day before taking our room, since today (Tue) they were going on an all-day cruise.

    Can you imagine such generosity & consideration to strangers? What a gay class act! They're not back yet, but I'm giving them several bottles of wine as a gift this evening.

    So here we stay another night, thanks to gay kindness. Are gay guys the greatest, or what? icon_biggrin.gif
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    Nov 23, 2011 11:20 AM GMT
    For once you wrote something almost funny -- except the joke is on you. Your vile envy is laughable to behold.

    Just so other RJ members are not misled by your nonsense (since I don't care in the least what you yourself think), I mention all the time that we have a very modest income. In other words, we are not rich.

    But we do travel in affluent social circles, mostly due to my partner's great people skills (everyone adores him), and I guess my once having had money (my family's when I was growing up) that helps me to blend in with wealthy people. Not that I have any money now, but I still act & speak like I do, and so they accept us into their society.

    Here's a funny thing about the 2 bottles of wine I did give to the guys staying here, who let us remain in this room an extra day before they take it themselves -- they were a gift to us from a straight woman in Wilton Manors! It was her thank-you for our last stay in this room, when we prepared a dinner for 6 in the full kitchen we have, served on the big balcony that overlooks Duval Street. She happened to be down here, so we smuggled her into this male-only gay guest house to join us at the table.

    As for the owner, we've known him for some time due to the SMART Ride, since he hosts our after-party. He's accepted our invitation to be our guest in Wilton Manors & Fort Lauderdale shortly, which oddly he's never visited. But we are friendly with his entire staff, and I think it's precisely because we treat them like equals that we ourselves are treated so well here. I spoke to the owner about our room situation merely because he happened to appear on the veranda at that moment, and I was asking for something a little special.

    And no, I'm not sure straight guys would have been so generous, to let us stay in this better room an extra day, (actually the best in the place), while they made do with less. It was incredibly gracious & generous on their part, that I thought worthy of mention & praise as an example to other gay men, until you tried to trash another of my threads.
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    Nov 23, 2011 8:28 PM GMT
    southbeach1500 said
    Art_Deco saidBut we do travel in affluent social circles, mostly due to my partner's great people skills (everyone adores him), and I guess my once having had money (my family's when I was growing up) that helps me to blend in with wealthy people. Not that I have any money now, but I still act & speak like I do, and so they accept us into their society.


    You remind me of Hyacinth Bucket in so many ways...

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    HAHAF/INGHA!!!
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    Nov 23, 2011 8:39 PM GMT
    southbeach1500 said
    Art_Deco saidBut we do travel in affluent social circles, mostly due to my partner's great people skills (everyone adores him), and I guess my once having had money (my family's when I was growing up) that helps me to blend in with wealthy people. Not that I have any money now, but I still act & speak like I do, and so they accept us into their society.


    You remind me of Hyacinth Bucket in so many ways...

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    I'm sorry Art, but you have to admit that's pretty funny.
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    Nov 23, 2011 8:39 PM GMT
    these two bitter, envious self-loathing biotches (DA and southbeach jane/christopher34) raise (or do they lower it!) low class, common, tacky hating to an all time nadir.
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    Nov 23, 2011 11:09 PM GMT
    Had a hard time choosing an episode to post---I quickely relaized it doesn't matter----Hyacinth is Art Deco-------------was a huge fan of this show years ago, Now I'll have to watch it all over again!

    Makes the show even funnier-------------

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    Nov 23, 2011 11:26 PM GMT
    yourname2000 saidLovely story, AD!

    And to think, if the right-wing AD-hating trolls hadn't bumped your thread, I would have missed it! icon_biggrin.gif

    Well here's a funny moment for today, for another bump. We stopped for lunch at Islamorada Key, and I felt my phone vibrate, didn't realize I still had the ringer silenced. It was one of my doctors' offices, all in a panic. I had missed my 11:30 AM appt. this morning, to clear me for my cancer surgery next Monday. They'd also tried to reach me yesterday to remind me, in which case we wouldn't have stayed in KW the extra day (I was kinda annoyed they hadn't tried to contact my partner's cell, just mine).

    So now I'm phoning the 3 different medical offices involved to see what can be done, but there's no way I can get back to Fort Lauderdale in time to get surgical clearance today, and all of them are closed Friday. But the lead doctor agrees to accept my previously administered EKG and lab work via fax, which I would have hand-carried Monday. And he arranges to have someone else clear me on Monday morning at the hospital just before the surgery begins (my other doctor doesn't have office hours until 11:30 on Monday, when I'm supposed to be already prepped).

    Because I couldn't have this surgery postponed, or it would exceed the allowable number of days since my 6-week radiation treatment was completed. And since my radiation oncologist goes on a several week vacation the middle of next week, with the hospital OR unavailable again before then, the clock would run out on me. A risk I took when I built this treatment schedule around the SMART Ride. One complication after another, it was laughable.

    But I finally got all the pieces in place and repaired the damage, and surgery goes forward Monday as planned.
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    Nov 23, 2011 11:26 PM GMT
    Great post! Hope you are enjoying your trip!

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    Nov 23, 2011 11:27 PM GMT
    southbeach1500 said
    Art_Deco saidBut we do travel in affluent social circles, mostly due to my partner's great people skills (everyone adores him), and I guess my once having had money (my family's when I was growing up) that helps me to blend in with wealthy people. Not that I have any money now, but I still act & speak like I do, and so they accept us into their society.


    You remind me of Hyacinth Bucket in so many ways...

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    It's pronounced "Bouquet". And i totally laughed out loud.
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    Nov 23, 2011 11:49 PM GMT
    After reading Mr. Deco's last post---I just realized that Hyacinth has much more class than Deco will ever have. Forgetting a doctor's appointment and then bragging about it on a public forum? Hyacinth would never have done that---icon_lol.gif
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    Nov 24, 2011 12:00 AM GMT
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    yourname2000 saidLovely story, AD!

    And to think, if the right-wing AD-hating trolls hadn't bumped your thread, I would have missed it! icon_biggrin.gif

    Well here's a funny moment for today, for another bump. We stopped for lunch at Islamorada Key, and I felt my phone vibrate, didn't realize I still had the ringer silenced. It was one of my doctors' offices, all in a panic. I had missed my 11:30 AM appt. this morning, to clear me for my cancer surgery next Monday. They'd also tried to reach me yesterday to remind me, in which case we wouldn't have stayed in KW the extra day (I was kinda annoyed they hadn't tried to contact my partner's cell, just mine).

    So now I'm phoning the 3 different medical offices involved to see what can be done, but there's no way I can get back to Fort Lauderdale in time to get surgical clearance today, and all of them are closed Friday. But the lead doctor agrees to accept my previously administered EKG and lab work via fax, which I would have hand-carried Monday. And he arranges to have someone else clear me on Monday morning at the hospital just before the surgery begins (my other doctor doesn't have office hours until 11:30 on Monday, when I'm supposed to be already prepped).

    Because I couldn't have this surgery postponed, or it would exceed the allowable number of days since my 6-week radiation treatment was completed. And since my radiation oncologist goes on a several week vacation the middle of next week, with the hospital OR unavailable again before then, the clock would run out on me. A risk I took when I built this treatment schedule around the SMART Ride. One complication after another, it was laughable.

    But I finally got all the pieces in place and repaired the damage, and surgery goes forward Monday as planned.


    Oh my....That is quite certainly the most melodramatic -missed phone call, that actually worked out- I have ever heard described
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    Nov 24, 2011 12:18 AM GMT
    It's my sister Violet. The one with the Mercedes, sauna, and room for a pony...







    (I'm sorry. I couldn't resist.)
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    Nov 24, 2011 12:37 AM GMT
    southbeach1500 said
    Art_Deco saidI posted this under cycling because it's kinda related, our being here in Key West due to the annual HIV/AIDS charity bicycle ride my partner helps to organize.


    Your partner helps organize such an A-List gay event? Wow - he's a real "gay mover and shaker!"



    Art_Deco said
    Well, we were supposed to check out this morning (Tue,11/22), but I just wasn't in the mood. The weather is too perfect, I'm enjoying myself too much.


    Ah, living the Life of Riley. Delightful!



    Art_Deco said
    So I spoke to the hotel owner on the veranda outside our room this morning, to see what other room we could move into.


    I guess due to "gay mover and shaker" status and your "credentials" you always go right to the top of the management chain. No hourly wage desk clerk for you, huh.



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    Lo & behold, the guys who were about to move into our duplex (loft) suite were already here, in another room off the veranda, and overheard my conversation. They took the owner aside, and said they could wait another day before taking our room, since today (Tue) they were going on an all-day cruise.


    Apparently in awe of your "gay credentials."


    Art_Deco said
    Can you imagine such generosity & consideration to strangers? What a gay class act! They're not back yet, but I'm giving them several bottles of wine as a gift this evening.


    Well, when you've got all that cash burning a hole in your pocket, what's a few bottles of wine to the monthly budget?


    Art_Deco saidSo here we stay another night, thanks to gay kindness. Are gay guys the greatest, or what?


    True. Straight people would never do such a thing.


    You're disgustingly petty.
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    Nov 24, 2011 12:48 AM GMT
    Iceblink saidIt's my sister Violet. The one with the Mercedes, sauna, and room for a pony...







    (I'm sorry. I couldn't resist.)


    Thank god Sheriden isn't here I couldn't bear him subjected to such Continental influences!!!

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    Nov 24, 2011 5:31 AM GMT
    catfish5 saidGreat post! Hope you are enjoying your trip!

    We did, we got back home at 3 PM today. Had to take our time on the road, traffic cops everywhere before the Thanksgiving holiday, writing tickets left & right.

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    Nov 24, 2011 6:44 PM GMT
    Art_Deco said

    ..........................................................Well, we were supposed to check out this morning (Tue,11/22), but I just wasn't in the mood. The weather is too perfect, I'm enjoying myself too much.



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    Jan 18, 2014 5:51 PM GMT
    southbeach1500 saidWHEEEEE!!!!
    What do you gain from this?
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    Jan 18, 2014 6:13 PM GMT
    shawnathan said
    southbeach1500 saidWHEEEEE!!!!
    What do you gain from this?
    It's really weird. What is there to object to in the OP's original post? I guess Southbeach just can't tolerate a story about human kindness.
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    Jan 30, 2014 6:46 AM GMT
    southbeach1500 said
    Art_Deco saidBut we do travel in affluent social circles, mostly due to my partner's great people skills (everyone adores him), and I guess my once having had money (my family's when I was growing up) that helps me to blend in with wealthy people. Not that I have any money now, but I still act & speak like I do, and so they accept us into their society.


    You remind me of Hyacinth Bucket in so many ways...

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    What a nobody who needs to be a somebody. Just see her working in Buckingham Palace, having more airs and graces in such an artificial manner, than the Boss herself.

    In Australia we would call Art lady Muck, and a Lair, and a Pitt street farmer.icon_lol.gif
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    Jan 30, 2014 6:57 AM GMT
    I'm grateful human kindness comes in all walks of life. funny many with nothing to give, give the most, and those with a lot to give, give nothing.

    Being a Bonafide Homosexual, I have experienced much kindness from the straight world, and this has given one a chance to give back too.
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    Jan 30, 2014 6:59 AM GMT
    The feels ! faith in humanity restored
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    Jan 30, 2014 6:59 AM GMT
    YourName2000 saidWhen your detractors are the likes of SB and TBA, you've got to be doing something right, Art. icon_lol.gif It's like having a piece of dog shit tell you it doesn't like how you smell: "Good!!" icon_biggrin.gif


    That's why we can smell her coming our way. Still with bullshit in the corner of her mouth.
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    Jan 30, 2014 9:03 AM GMT
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    I guess my once having had money (my family's when I was growing up) that helps me to blend in with wealthy people. Not that I have any money now, but I still act & speak like I do, and so they accept us into their society.
    to join us at the table.


    Thus you have never been rich. Your pa may of been well off. But.......you never have been. You never gave your children what your father gave you, and now they hang their head in shame in what you have done to the family name.

    Oh Ms bucket. How in Australia we would call you lady Muck; because your, so up yourself.icon_wink.gif