Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Neandrathal Thinking in the Modern Era

Sean got home about an hour ago from his trip to upstate NY with G&A. He said that they had fun, but it wasn't the same without me (awww.......suck up). He bought the equivalent of two cases of wine while there, and hit a dozen wineries as well. Of course, I can't benefit from said two cases of wine, but hey, they're better when aged, right?

He actually got me a few bottles of Marsala wine, so I can make some kick-ass Chicken Marsala. Yummy.....

He did say that there was one incident that he found really disturbing. He, G and A went out to a restaurant for a nice meal-an inn-type restaurant in an old home. There was this couple who brought a baby into the restaurant who was really fussy and was disruptive, so they asked the headwaiter if they could move, which they were cool about -they had a few tables outside. As the three of them were going outside, G&A went first, Sean behind them, they were passing a table of about 8 people, a family, probably. As Sean passed the table, one of the guys at the table said, loud enough for Sean to hear "Yeah, that's right, go outside with your boyfriend". Which totally pushed Sean over the edge. He stopped, turned, held out his left hand and said to the guy, "My wife is at home, and you're out of line and need to have some respect for me and my friends" and walked out. He told the guys what happened afterwards, because he was so riled up. They couldn't believe, in this day and age, that people can be so ignorant.

The payback: As the party was leaving, they passed their table. One of the men at the table (not the guy who was a douchebag) stopped at their table, looked and Sean, and apologized for his tablemates' rude and uncalled for behavior.

Go baby!

I just can't believe that there are still people out there that are still like that, in this day and age. Don't they realize how ignorant and ass-backwards they sound? Holy shit, if I were his wife I'd tear him a new asshole, I'd be so pissed off at him. It makes me so sad that there are people in the world out there who are so prejudiced, and are just repeating the cycle in their own children, unless their own kids have gotten a clue by now. I'm lucky that our child will have meaningful relationships with the diverse network that we call our friends, so that she or he will learn that love doesn't care whether you and your intended are the same gender or not.

Oh, yeah, what the fuckwad didn't know was that the restaurant was owned by a lesbian couple. Heh. If I were the owners and found out what the asshole did, I would have pissed in his dinner.

But that's because I'm a vindictive bitch.

People are just so fucked up.


Shelli said...

go Hubby!

I cannot BELIEVE that that shit stil exists.


Your DH is my hero!

vixanne wigg said...

I can believe it. Blech.

cat said...

Yep that's what some Upstaters are like... I know ... I escaped. When we think of bigots we seldom want them to be in our back yards. Most of the folks I grew up with think like this it's a shame that their tiny minds will never allow them to see how beautiful the world really can be.