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A boyfriend for George?

George has been living with Tom and I for a little over a year. He went to high school with Tom and when he told us he was moving back to SF and was having trouble selling his house we told him to move in with us. George is an amazing roommate his only flaw is he terror of anything gay. You would think he was straight and didn't grow up in San Francisco. George likes to watch sports and leave the room if project runway is on TV.

Almost every wednesday we have a few close friends over to talk over bad reality TV. Project runway is perfect for wednesdays. you don't need to hear everything and it's almost mandatory to scream at the contestants and Judges. you can barely hear the TV. Our friends, Matt and Tom are always in attendance and Matt is normally one of the loudest while Tom is almost always the quietest, with eh exception of George who disappears to hide from the gay in his room.

When the economy affect the alcohol business you know things are bad. The company that George was working for couldn't afford to keep him so he started to look for a new job and found a really great one in Napa. I was sad at the thought of him moving away, especially since we were never able to break him on his self loathing. He still plans on coming out once he gets a perfect boyfriend... which will never happen because:

A: 22 year old twinks don't date short 40 something guys unless they have millions.
B: 40-something guys that haven't come out yet are not considered a catch.
C: If you are scared to come out, no real person is good enough to face coming out for.
D: You don't meed gay people by hanging out with straight people who think you are straight.

So all that said. George has decided to live in Napa during the week and spend his days off living with us to keep him at least tethered to the gay community. Tom (our friend- not my Tom), george and I had spent the day unpacking George's stuff in his new place. It was something for Tom and I to do since we are both between jobs. Tom and I don't normally get to hang out with out our partners and we started to compare notes. On our drive home we had moved on to the insanities of our partners. Tom's absolute hatred of anything that has been placed on the dirty floor or in the sink. Once it's in the sink he will not touch it. unless he puts a ziplock bag on his hand as a glove and then only after a lot of complaining. I swear it was probably easier for the Simple Life producers to get a Hilton to inseminate cows.

Tom started to talk about Matt's quirks and Matt is defiantly crazier than my Tom. He forces Tom to redo laundry and gets upset about indoor vs outdoor shoes and clothes that have been worn on Muni. After admitting that Matt had won I turned to George and said, "See George, It's really important for you to come out so you can get a boyfriend, so he can drive you crazy with his insanities."


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Oct. 15th, 2009 11:20 pm (UTC)
I wouldn't think that being in your 40s and living in SAN FRANCISCO, that there would be a need to be closeted. It's actually kind of sad. Doubly so, for you, I'm sure, since he's your friend.
Oct. 15th, 2009 11:54 pm (UTC)
It really is sad since he actually would be a catch if he embraced his gayness. He is talented and personable. He loves to cook, clean and drink expensive wines that he buys. He works for a world famous wine maker recognized for their superior quality wines. He loves to play and watch sports. He has met half the chefs from Top Chef Masters. He loves to pamper people and treat them to new experiences. Sadly he is still scared to experience what it's like to be out. What I really don't understand is that normally people don't come out because they think their parents will not accept them, his parents are dead, so what does he have to lose?
Oct. 15th, 2009 11:57 pm (UTC)
He must be staying closeted for professional reasons then. That's the only thing that makes sense since his parents are dead. Unless, he's worried about his siblings too.
Oct. 15th, 2009 11:45 pm (UTC)
Woah. I think "the hell?" is the only response to that craziness. =P
Oct. 16th, 2009 02:42 am (UTC)
Your stories are always the best. Somehow I see a little of George in myself although I have my own reasons for not being more a part of the 'gay community', not the least of which is the nature of those to whom I'm attracted, but everything comes in its own time.

You need to find another job that gives you a reason to visit the great NW. I really enjoyed your visits to Portland and now 6th Ave is finished; no more heavy construction blocking normal pedestrian traffic.

Edited at 2009-10-16 02:42 am (UTC)
Oct. 16th, 2009 08:40 pm (UTC)
This was too funny. And to think my only bitch about Allan is he's the only person I know who can burn stuff on teflon so bad I usually have to toss it.

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