Men with Men

From a book I’ve just read. The narrator, George, is trying to get his head around the fact that his son is gay:

“He didn’t have a problem with homosexuality per se. Men having sex with men. One could imagine, if one was in the business of imagining such things, that there were situations where it might happen, situations in which chaps were denied the normal outlets. Military camps. Long sea voyages. One didn’t want to dwell on the plumbing but one could almost see it as a sporting activity. Letting off steam. High spirits. Handshake and a hot shower afterwards.

It was the thought of men purchasing furniture together which disturbed him.”

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4 thoughts on “Men with Men

  1. sgazzetti July 10, 2008 / 8:27 pm

    I was being all judgmental until that last line. Love the current header picture, by the way.

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  2. Peter July 23, 2008 / 8:18 pm

    “It was the thought of men purchasing furniture together which disturbed him.”

    You know, I can sooo relate to that last line:
    put me and my (male) SO in an IKEA store and watch the word “disturbed” get a whole new meaning 😛

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  3. simonlitton July 24, 2008 / 6:58 am

    Purchasing furniture always disturbs me, regardless of the gender of my partner.

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