I could blog about the budget but that would be very boring. So, instead, I am going to blog about ‘the closet.’ This of course would the metaphorical ‘closet’ which all LGTB people are familiar.
I had my hair cut yesterday. Normally this is a benign activity if one does not want to look like Cousin It. My hair was beginning to take on a life of its own so I made an appointment. I had a great hairstylist who I just found but she went on maternity leave. So they put me with someone else. This stylist was not very bright and clearly did not hear the “I don’t want to lose the length” comment I made when we started, but I digress. Here is the conversation:
Hairstylist: Do you have children?
Me: No, we have dogs.
Hairstylist: How many dogs?
Hairstylist: What kinds?
Me: (rattled off the nine dogs names, ages and breeds)
Hairstylist: Your husband likes dogs too?
Me: My partner. Yes, my partner likes dogs.
inane chatter ensues….
Hairstylist: So what does your partner do for a living?
Me: She is an animal control officer.
Hairstylist: (hairstylist to rude women colleague (RW for short) Guess how many dogs this woman has? Nine!!!
RW: Do just really like dogs is that why you gather them up?
Me: Yes, we like dogs and we are involved with rescue.
RW: Does your husband like dogs too?
Me: Partner, and yes she likes dogs too.
RW & Hairstylist: Oh, ok. We get it. We have gay friends. (much eye-rolling on my part)
RW: So, do you just have an aversion to men? Do you, like, hate them?
Me: No, I do not have an aversion to men. It just is.
RW: I don’t understand it.
Hairstylist: (whisks me away to wash my hair and tells me RW is rude) No shit!
RW: You should colour your hair. You are prematurely grey.
Me: No, I have done that and it is too much work.
RW: But you would look much younger.
Me: That’s ok.
RW: You should have your eyebrows waxed.
Me: Clippers, I use clippers on them.
RW: Well, as an eye brow wax professional, I have to tell you that is not a good idea.
Me: Oh well….
This was one weird conversation! I learned that I am totally incapable of being in the closet even when it makes me and others uncomfortable. I think that is a good thing although I am not sure. Clearly, RW needs a personality. I am not sure if it was because she was bored or she really is just that much of an idiot. Very bizarre!