Monday, July 13, 2009


Me: I don't know how I'd tell them.

Her: How you'd tell them what?

Me: My folks. I don't how I'd tell them that I'm... y'know...

Her: No. I don't know.

Me: Even telling you is really hard, and you're one of the most easy going people I know.

Her: You can tell me anything. You know that.

Me: I've never been able to tell my parents that I'm.... straight.

Her: Holy fuck!

Me: Yeah, it's true. I fancy women. I love women. Fuck, it feels so good to say it out loud.

Her: Your parents would understand.

Me: No they fucking wouldn't.

Her: Look. They love you. They'll accept you for what you are. You're just going to have to be honest with them.

Me: But, I mean, my father... my father's father before him.... All gays. There's no way they'd get it.

Her: I'd come with you, for moral support.

Me: You're joking, aren't you? First of all I tell them I'm straight, then they see me with you! I would never put you through that. Fuck it, I wouldn't put myself through it.

Her: Well, I'm here if you need me. I'm a bit shocked, myself... But, y'know, it'll be ok. There are plenty of straight bars around. It's nothing to be ashamed of nowadays.

Me: Thanks. You've been a rock through this entire ordeal.


Holemaster said...

What's your thoughts on straight marriage?

Radge said...

I don't see it happening here under the current regime, Holemaster.

I mean, if there were any openly straight government Ministers we'd have a shot, but I'm not holding my breath.

adogwoof said...

Going round the bend, are you?
Backs to the wall.

hope said...

Okay is this a case of deja vu or have you been recycling? :)

I hear McDanger is being held hostage on Facebook. I've offered to hold the wake for his blog. :0 You can drink my share.

Radge said...

Hope - Have I been here before? I think my mind's being lost.

hope said...

No, my apologies. I just realized I'd read a similar "coming out" story on another Irishman's blog a while back with the same theme.

Geez, I can't even blame this on drinking...please have one for me and see if you can make my comment disappear. :)

McMuck said...

You have the courage of a thousand pints, my man. But you should be with your father right now. He needs to understand. Help him to understand.

laughykate said...

Tell him that some of his best friends are straight. See how he takes it.

Conan Drumm said...

Yeah, the straight thing's a bugger. And a curse.

I was wondering about your circs, in the circs. Hope all's good, if changeable.

Radge said...

Conan, it's been ever so long. Circs? Circumstances? All good, if so.

Flann O'Coonassa said...

Hey, I heard this is where people are breaking down taboos? I'd just like to throw something out there:

I like horses.

Oh, that felt good. You have no idea how long I've been waiting to say that.


Radge said...

Thanks for stopping by, call back any time.