Beer inflation's effect on coming out stories

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    Jul 01, 2008 5:46 AM GMT
    As a volunteer at a gay switchboard I hear lots of coming stories.

    Last night a 42-year-old "straight" married-with-kids man phoned up. He'd gone to the pub to meet a friend who didn't turn up so he got chatting to a 22-year-old guy. They played pool and drank some beer. Then the younger guy suggested they go back to his place and before you know it they were having sex.

    I asked him how much beer he'd drunk at the pub.

    About 8 pints was the reply. Eight pints!!!! I'd be on the floor let alone able to have sex.

    Honestly, in my day, it took 4 pints of lager to turn a straight man gay.
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    Jul 01, 2008 6:42 AM GMT
    redheadguy said
    Honestly, in my day, it took 4 pints of lager to turn a straight man gay.



    I'm sure you were a good patron to many a pub. icon_razz.gif
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    Jul 01, 2008 10:10 AM GMT
    Is this somehow an effect of oil prices rising? Hmm...
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    Jul 01, 2008 4:11 PM GMT
    LOL...too funny. The question would be.... did he like it? I want to hear the rest of the story, I want details! What kind of beer were they drinking? Oh man, you need to ask those important questions!

    I love beer but I'm with you.... 8 pints and I'd on the floor, sex would not be running through my mind.
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    Jul 01, 2008 4:29 PM GMT
    redheadguy saidAs a volunteer at a gay switchboard I hear lots of coming stories.

    Last night a 42-year-old "straight" married-with-kids man phoned up. He'd gone to the pub to meet a friend who didn't turn up so he got chatting to a 22-year-old guy. They played pool and drank some beer. Then the younger guy suggested they go back to his place and before you know it they were having sex.

    I asked him how much beer he'd drunk at the pub.

    About 8 pints was the reply. Eight pints!!!! I'd be on the floor let alone able to have sex.

    Honestly, in my day, it took 4 pints of lager to turn a straight man gay.



    you're a funny man! lol
    ...damn and here I thought it took "shots" icon_redface.gif
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    Jul 01, 2008 4:37 PM GMT
    Ah, well maybe the call was long distance from the US. There is moderate to severe beer inflation in most cities because there are no "fair pint" laws. In most US bars, a "pint" is about 12 fluid oz. Some serve even less than that.
    There is a petition going around in Portland to pass a "fair pint" law (why not just go metric, I wonder?) but who is going to pay attention to a a few grumpy drunks who are able to do math?
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    Jul 01, 2008 8:07 PM GMT
    I think the question answers itself, mindgarden. We need to elect more grumpy drunks. ...if they can do math, all the better.
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    Jul 01, 2008 9:51 PM GMT
    We take our pints very seriously over here. Each pint glass has a marker and landlords are not allowed to short serve you under that marker. People face stiff fines for short measures.

    Anyways, the "straight" man is being pursued by this 22-year-old who is texting him. Meanwhile, the older guy (who didn't do anal the first time but wants to now) can't stop beating off when his wife is not around - she goes to work an hour before him so that gives him plenty of time with his old todger (apparently).

    So, I told him to stay with his wife and concentrate on his marriage. And could he give me the name of the pub where the 22-year-old was hanging out.*


    *This last paragraph is not true.
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    Jul 01, 2008 10:06 PM GMT
    redheadguy saidAnd could he give me the name of the pub where the 22-year-old was hanging out.*

    That was sorta my first thought too. Why can't I ever find pubs like that?
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    Jul 01, 2008 11:30 PM GMT
    lol... Red , but you didn't say what you told this 8 Pint versatile drinker icon_wink.gif
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    Jul 02, 2008 5:11 PM GMT
    At the helpline we are trained to be non-judgemental and non-directive. This means we do not tell people what action we think they should take. We just provide a space for them to talk confidentially and anonymously about what's bothering them.

    So, even though I was dying to say something along the lines of ditch the bitch make the switch I instead laid out some of his choices.

    Which were, do nothing but keep wanking; meet up with the guy but not have sex but maybe explore the gay scene together; meet up and have safer sex and keep the "affair" quiet, or forget about this guy and concentrate on his marriage.

    I know which one he's going to choose.