Monday, October 16, 2006

This might make me sound terrible....

I consider myself to be a fairly tolerant, non-judgemental kind of person to know. Wait, let me qualify that. I have very clear ideas of what I like and dislike for myself and those most close to me. However, I won't turn my back on someone or not socialize with someone just because they chose that path. Make sense?

For instance, I don't believe in getting tattoos. For me. But I don't care if someone else has one. I don't like "my" men to have earrings. I find that very unattractive But I don't care if a guy I'm not interested in has an earring. Or two. I have gay friends, straight friends, old friends, young friends, pretty friends, ugly friends, smart friends, dim friends, and friends of various religions. I generally just let people be as they are.

So, BF tells me that there's a couple he knows who wants to hang out with us. That's cool by me. This girl likes to talk about her sex life a little too much, but I can tolerate that occasionally. I've not met her botfriend, though. BF says he's a little "out there," so I'm warned.

I finally meet the guy and....goodness gracious me, that fella has more hardware in his face than an astromech droid. I found myself almost unable to focus on what he was saying. I was so absolutely repelled by it that the subsequent humming in my head blocked out normal thought.

Which explains why, when I looked at his girlfriend, I couldn't stop thoughts of, "You have sex with THAT?!" Unfathomable.

Yeah, yeah, I know....different strokes and all. I just was completely unprepared for the profound revulsion I felt. That's never happened to me before. Especially over something that I considered as trivial as physical appearance.

So, it delivered no small amount of guilt, too. Am I really so narrow-minded, at the core of it all? I never considered myself as such and would rather not do so now!


Gingers Mom said...

I've seen people walking around like that and not think much of it. It is gross, but to each their own.
You probably weren't prepared to sit down for a meal with such a person and just taken aback. I would find it distracting as well.
And LOL about the having sex with THAT!!! My mind would have gone there too. HEE HEE HEE

Blogget Jones said...

I think it was the being unprepared thing. And this is weird, but the guy seemed to enjoy my distraction (which meant I have a terrible poker face!). It just weirded me out, beginning to end.

And LOL -- we just can't keep from thinking that way, can we? LOL!

NWO said...

Just don't get close to him in a lightning storm: that guy sounds like a lighting rod!

Blogget Jones said...

LOL!!!! I hadn't thought of that! Thanks for the warning ;o)