Friday, November 13, 2009

What a Way To Come Out

Before I get to my post of the day I just want to remind you that it's that time of year again!!!! The 3rd annual The Diva's Thoughts Top 10 Sexiest Women and Men Alive! I want you all to nominate who you feel is the sexiest man and woman alive. Votes submitted in the comments section will be tabulated and the winner will be announced next week so get to voting!!!

Now, on to the post for today. Several years ago I worked for a small training company as one of a few trainers on staff. We were a pretty close knit bunch. In fact I am still really good friends with one of the other trainers there named K.

Well there came a time when I felt I needed to move on to greener pastures. I found a new job and tendered my resignation.

Fast forward two weeks later and my final day had arrived. My coworkers decided to take me to dinner after work at this little local restaurant as a good bye/celebration. Who am I to say no to a party especially when it's in my honor so you bet I was there with bells on! We had a good time. The dinner was winding down but it was still early in the evening. One of my fellow coworkers named Terry decided she didn't want the party to end and suggested we go to a bar afterward. Of course I was in and so was K so the three of us ventured to downtown Baltimore.

When we walked in I immediately got a weird vibe. There was something different about this bar. Upon further inspection K and I came to realize this was a gay bar! Holy crap! I looked at K and we just shook our heads and laughed. Terry had taken us to a gay bar. I had no problem with that because nobody party like the gays! We had always suspected Terry of being gay and this just confirmed it. Keep in mind now that Terry was still "in the closet" at work as all we had to go on was our gut instincts but we knew.

It was further confirmed when Terry started chasing some chick around the bar. In Terry's defense the girl was cute. So as the night went on I found I was in desperate need of the ladies room so I asked Terry where it was. "I have to go too so I'll just go with you." she says. No problem. You know we girls always go to the bathroom in packs anyway.

We get upstairs to the bathroom and open the door and to my surprise there was only one toilet. The bathroom was like your typical one at home. Terry walks in behind me and shuts and locks the door. Oh oh! I turn around to face her and she says, "Oh yeah, there is only one toilet. You go ahead and use it first and I'll just turn around." Alrighty then. I finished my business and walked over to the sink to wash my hands and as I am doing so Terry starts her business. I kept my eyes as far away from the direction of the toilet as possible.

During this whole time we are making idle conversation. During this conversation she decided THIS was the perfect time to spill her guts and let me in on a little "secret". "I just wanted to let you know that I"m gay." You have me hold up in a bathroom alone and you think THIS is the right time to come out. Oy vey! I act as if I had no idea she was gay. It was an Oscar worthy performance people. Then she proceeds to say, "Don't tell K because I don't want the others at work to know." You have a butch haircut, masculine clothing and you take us to a gay bar and you think K has no idea you are gay? Way to keep it under wraps Terry.

For those of you that are contemplating coming out, it might not be the best time to divulge this information while hold up in a bathroom. I'm just saying.

12 People saying stuff:

Moooooog35 said...

"..and then a pillow fight broke out."

Let me have that visual, please.

Liam said...

ha ha ha ha ha, that's the only way to come out.

Good to know I'm not the only one who gets themselves into sticky situations.

The Peach Tart said...

I love it

Senorita said...

People at my job who are gay are out, proud and no one has a problem. We're 30 min from San Francisco, anyway.

Noelle said...

Did she ever come completely out? Or does she still think K has no idea? My vote for sexiest man, as always, Johnny Depp.

Just telling it like it is said...

Okay I'm a nurse and I have seen a plenty of vagginas...and I got payed for that...What is wrong with me!!!

Queen-Size funny bone said...

that is funny. I had a co-worker who took me to a bar that on that special night it was leather night. Need I say more.

Sandi McBride said...

You know, some of my very best friends (2 of them from Jersey that we are still in touch with) are gay men. They make good friends because they listen with their brains as well as their ears and they are sensitive to your mood swings...also, for the most part they don't want to borrow your clothes...and they understand that their is nothing funny about a woman with a gun where her man is concerned.
Sandi

Anna said...

lol, some good hold up. Anna :)

Amber said...

"For those of you that are contemplating coming out, it might not be the best time to divulge this information while hold up in a bathroom. I'm just saying."

Touche!

imbeingheldhostage said...

OK T, you got me. I just spent the last twenty minutes trying to find the March post because I was SO having a serious Deja vu moment here. The bonus is, I read some posts I had missed (sorry about not commenting, I'm supposed to be in bed!)

Anyhoo, At least the coworker sent you off with style-- you will NEVER forget that going away nite :-)

DSC said...

I am K. For the record, I knew the day I met her and so did T. We also worked with a flaming guy who, incredibly, didn't think we knew he was gay either. If I hadn't known, the day he played a Disco Christmas CD and had the class doing a conga line out the door, that would have definitely given him away!