Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Uncomfortable moment of the decade

And the winner goes to this morning when I mentioned to my G-ma that I might be going to celebrate a friend's birthday in Dallas over Easter weekend. She asked me, "Are you two sleeping together?" I wanted to burst into laughter because 1) No. When I say I'm Mormon, I am also saying that I don't have sex before marriage. And 2) No, because he's gay. She doesn't know number 2, though, and I didn't think I would ever have to mention it. But I just might at some point let her know.

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Okay, so to continue the "Uncomfortable moment of the decade", I told my G-ma that he's gay, and here's an approximate transcript of the conversation:

Me: Mimi, he's gay.
G-ma: Well, thank God! There's a letter to the editor about gays in the paper today.
Me: *blink*
G-ma: Does he have another...
Me: No.
G-ma: Fellah?
Me: *blink*
G-ma: When did he decide he was gay?
Me: A few years ago.
G-ma: He does know it's wrong, doesn't he?
Me: *blink*
G-ma: Well, I'm gonna go to the grocery store.

End scene


"Thank God"? And then later on she asks, "He does know it's wrong, doesn't he?" It's almost as if she doesn't trust me to live righteously. I'm a little put off by that. At any rate, am I not old enough to make my own decisions whether they be right or wrong? I'm a little perturbed.

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7 Comments:

At 16:19, Blogger AzĂșcar said...

A fellah :)

This reminds me of conversations we used to have with Abuelita. "All you girls, going around, having sex, I know what you do!"
"Ok, uhm, no. We don't, just because you see it on Univision doesn't mean that THAT is how WE are acting."

 
At 22:56, Blogger Strude said...

"Well, I'm gonna go to the grocery store."

I gonna use that line to get out of uncomfortable conversations from now on.

Funny post.

 
At 19:29, Blogger Rachel said...

Haha! That sounds like something my grandma would say--if she could bring herself to ask me if I was sleeping with somebody. Ha!

 
At 22:02, Blogger ~j. said...

I wanna know what the letter to the editor said.

 
At 21:44, Blogger metamorphose said...

Oh dear.

I really like some of your new flickr pics, by the way. Very nice.

 
At 21:54, Blogger c jane said...

Kikster, that is good stuff. Generations will want to read that conversation.

 
At 19:36, Blogger Emily Snipes said...

I stumbled on your site...That was akward! My grandmother & I had a similar conversation. She didn't quite understand why two of my husband's groomsmen at our wedding were dancing at the reception. I tried to explain and she didn't understand. So I said "remember that episode of Jerry Spring where the skinny guy with no shirt told his wife he had been shacking with her brother?" Then she got it!

 

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