So I am over at my mom’s house this evening and I am waiting for her to try on a pair of dress pants that she needs me to hem. And in the middle of it all the phone rings. And of course, she can’t answer it because she is trying on these pants so she asks me to answer it. And I do. And I am completely unprepared.
On the other end of the line is this completely monotone voice who starts out talking faster than a semi-automatic machine gun. And all I can catch are bits and pieces: Proposition 102 … One-Man, One-Woman … Will you vote yes … Protect marriage … bla bla bla.
So when she stops to gasp for breath, I calmly state that I have a gay son. And she says, but will you vote yes to protect marriage? And I say, I don’t think you heard me, I have a gay son. And she says yes I heard you, will you vote to protect marriage?
And it is at this point I know I am going to blow it. My face is so hot and I am so angry that my mind goes completely blank. So what do I do?
I raise my voice really loud and I say: NO I WON’T VOTE FOR YOUR STUPID HATEFUL AMENDMENT. I HAVE A GAY SON!
And you know what? I still don’t think she made the connection.Damn! What a lost opportunity.