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Subject: On the lighter side....
Date Posted: 8/9/2007 12:05 AM ET
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This came yesterday in an email from a friend of mine who owns a B&B.  I worked for her for a couple of seasons & I can tell you that this conversation pretty much went like she said....and she said she wouldn't mind me sharing it with you all.

Enjoy!

Guest at breakfast wants directions to shopping in other towns. Of course, I
recommend
Saugatuck, just 15 minutes north, great artistic shops, etc.
She says, in front of the entire dining room of breakfast diners: "But
I heard that
Saugatuck has really changed!".

Now this is true: it's dumbed down a bit and not really as classy as
it used to be, but I ask her anyway: "Oh? Changed in what way?"
She says, exact quote:

"I heard it was overtaken by homosexuals."

Total silence, not even *chewing* in the dining room at this point.

I say: "
Saugatuck has been a gay community for about 30 years. But
they didn't actually parachute down in a military coup, it was more
gradual than that."

Snuffled gasps in the dining room.

She says: "Well, I wouldn't want to go to a homosexual community."

I can't resist, probably because I have a rapt audience at this point.
I say: "Well, you don't need to be concerned. It's not contagious."

Her husband laughs it all off and changes the subject immediately.

In the meantime, in the kitchen, my staff is pretending to be komakaze
gays invading
Saugatuck by parachute from German dogfight planes.
Instead of saying "Geronimo!" or whatever, they say, high voice and lilting:
"It looks FABulous from up here!"!! LOL!

OMG

Date Posted: 8/9/2007 12:21 AM ET
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Thanks for the laugh!  I'm picturing the pink parachutes now.

L. G. (L)
Date Posted: 8/9/2007 6:00 AM ET
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LOL...if she only knew!

Date Posted: 8/9/2007 1:29 PM ET
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HAHAHA

Date Posted: 8/9/2007 1:56 PM ET
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LOL!  thanks for a great giggle!  It reminds me of all the times I had found our copy of  "Gay USA" either pushed back behind other books, or turned backwards (pages facing out). Cause, yeah, just reading the title in a bookstore will definitely "turn" someone!!  sheesh people! hee hee :)

Date Posted: 8/9/2007 2:50 PM ET
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I'm picturing the pink parachutes now.

DESIGNER pink parachutes! LOL

 

Date Posted: 8/9/2007 2:54 PM ET
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Date Posted: 8/9/2007 3:33 PM ET
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Sad but oh so cute! Colleen
Date Posted: 8/9/2007 8:33 PM ET
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Oh Julie - I'm not nice, but the woman/friend I use to work for was being tremendously nice to this lady.  She's been an owner of their B&B for almost 20 years now and I've watched her handle some of the most difficult guests with humor & tact.  But I am going to pass along what you said, she'll probably use it next time someone talks like that about Saugatauk, lol.

Date Posted: 8/9/2007 8:43 PM ET
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Last Edited on: 1/18/09 10:48 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 8/9/2007 10:02 PM ET
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That's my problem sometimes - I probably should bite my tongue more often, lol.