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Friday, June 10, 2011

home improvement life lesson #1

If you go to Home Depot with your friend and her dog, people will think you are lesbians.  Come on folks, can't two straight girls and a farting pup just investigate backsplashes?

10 comments:

  1. omigosh this is so funny! Just last night I saw these two thirty-something men walking a beagle down our street toward the park. I asked my husband if he thought 2 men walking a dog together was gay? It seemed gay. Two men golfing together-- not gay. Two men jogging or biking together-- not gay. But there's something about a dog, it's like shared ownership. Guess I'm not the only one who thinks so!

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  2. How do you know they thought you were lesbians, did they actually say something? That would be weird no matter the couple's make up.

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  3. I'm just happy that total strangers thought that I was dating such a hot chick.

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  4. Skippy: as I was examining tile for my bathroom, an employee came up to us and asked if we were redoing a backsplash in our kitchen. I assume he didn't think that two platonic friends had bought a house together :)

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  5. My best friend and I were walking around the lake in a local park, talking about some pretty serious stuff, probably boys, when some twit started insulting us, telling us we were going to hell and crap. Ignoramuses.

    Oh, and when another friend and I had just graduated high school and were going to the same college, we wanted to room together, but not in a dorm. So we were looking for 1 bedroom apartments (cheap) in which to put bunk beds. One lady told us she doesn't rent to our kind.

    Even better is walking through a store with your brother or your dad and having people assume they're your significant other. It's happened to me MANY times. I should maybe stop dying my hair.

    Nah.

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  6. I was at Lowe's yesterday grabbing extra paint sample cards, and the man who was working there asked me if I was getting ready to paint a room in my house. I felt awkward and a little like a thief when I said, "no...these are just my wedding colors..."
    Home improvement stores. They always get ya.

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  7. If two white male friends hang out at the plant sale with his daughter from his Tongan wife, people will think you're a charming gay couple. At least that is my experience.

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  8. MJ and Colt - I'm so glad this happens to other people, too.

    Alex - way to game the system, I love it.

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  9. I moved into a house with a roommate one time and our next door neighbor said, "Two women living together. That's...different."

    I guess she wasn't a big fan of Laverne and Shirley.

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  10. I don't know about the people asking in your case, but I do have a couple of friends who bought a house together, and they're definitely not partnered up, so I'm betting people at Home Depot get to see all sorts.

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