Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Don't Get Too Comfortable

This was my walk to the subway today:
Some older man called me a "faggot" as I passed by him on 7th Avenue. 
Then as I approached 23rd and 6th, I overheard two 20-something guys on the corner discussing a guy who had just walked past.  
"How do you know he was checking out me, man? He was checking out you." 
"He better not have been, man. I'd fuck him up." 
And this was in Chelsea. Can't help but wonder what it's like to be out in the Deep South ... or Murray Hill. 

UPDATE: Just told my coworker I got called a "fag" on my way to work. "How did they know? she replied.


Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry about what happened this morning Ken, but the more pressing issue is, who's that hot hunk of meat in the pic?!

Ben Nevis said...

Not so hot here either. Deep in the rural heart of Texas.

JD said...

If you'd pushed that older man down a flight of stairs, you'd have done the world a favor.

Michael said...

Keep this in mind as you stroll through life: IMO, we live on a planet inhabited (largely) by cavemen.

Anonymous said...

ken, i'm sad to hear what happened.

to reply to your thought about what it's like to be out in the deep south, it can be tough at times.

amazingly, though, most of it's hidden, even lied about. there are people who act friendly and inviting when they know, only to go behind your back spreading nastiness.

there are others who never say a word, but give looks of disgust every time you're near.

i've gained a certain respect for the bigots that come right out and make a comment like "fag", "mental case", "sinner". or worse. it makes them look mean and hateful compared to my usual disposition, and they're much easier to spot. not many are brave enough to be an out bigot.

Ben Nevis said...

I'm really curious. How did you handle your co-worker? What did you say?

Anonymous said...

This is exactly why I should not be armed. If so, I would either be in jail or someone would be dead - or both.

Anonymous said...

Lol! I think the co-worker's question was PRICELESS!!! She made a searingly funny joke and didn't know it! Haaaa!