Good evening. I am on the, late for me usually, but expectedly so, 6:55PM out of the City.
As I write this, I am coming away from a meetup that I organized, which fizzled miserably. I think that the scheduling of the event was ill timed and in short notice. Also, on reflection, I should have picked a place early and stuck to the location. For next time, I have already picked the spot, the bartender, the time and the date. The turnout should be more noteworthy.
Right. I just had a lengthy conversation about Wrigley Field with the very same handsome vociferous man and wife Cubs Season Ticket holders that I encountered this morning on the Cattle Car 10:30AM into the City. In fact the two couples that made up the chatty foursome boarded separately, but ended up sitting together again, this time in the center of the car.
More interesting is the cute, young gay couple sitting jumpseat style in front of me. The young brunette fella, with his back to me, leaned forward to adjustbthe wind-swept hairdo of his compatriot. This leads me to a tipsy thought. Shouldn’t we be working on more appropriate formal language when talking about LGBT couples?
Yes, I understand my designation for the community is outdated. I, as a member of today’s society, see no moral quandry in the relationship. In any case, there is an obvious dominant male and female personas, as I understand it as a heterosexual, in the couple’s interactions. I am trying to, internally, be respectful without pasting the heterosexual understanding (male-female; recessive-dominant). You may say, “why should you qualify yhe interaction with definitions and all that. Let them be!”, to which I reply “I am not trying to do anything to the relationship.”
In most cases, the idea of “male-female” or “wife-husband” connotes gender, not preference. I presume the cunning linguists and entomologists in the LGBT community are putting together a new linguistic paradigm.
Ok. I’m done. Time to go be Parental. Oh, all the other dozen or so passengers, who look like extras for the Bull Durham movieset, are armed.
Happy Friday. Safe Travels.