The most entertaining conversation ever

8 Jan
2008

I was telling this story to a friend and she nearly died of laughter. You just can’t keep it to yourself.

Here’s the background:
Dude and I are entrenched in a conversation. It is important to note the dude is Swedish and the total lack of inhibition in his questioning is either due to his Swedish liberalness or his adorable naivety. Or maybe he was being a male (cute but silly).

We are discussing American politics, global affairs, etc. then eventually delve down into American conservatism. This inevitably leads to a conversation about gay rights…
Me: It’s really aggravating to witness a country that prides itself on “freedoms” and equal rights can prohibit two people from getting married. Makes me angry.
Sven*: So, are you a lesbian? [continues eating]
Me: [shell-shocked…WTF?!!…ask that question in the South mister and we’ll teach you where you can put that rifle…]
Me: [actually says] No.
Me: [still confused, flustered, embarrassed] No, I really like my men. Yeah…
Sven: [eating peacefully] Okay, that’s good then.

Later in the conversation…
Sven: I saw your photo. You have more hair and look different.
Me: [Why, you little…!!! – Imagine a Homer strangling Bart moment]
Me: Uhhh, yah that photo was when I was in college, 5 years ago. I also lost some hair b/c of my vacation in Iceland.
Sven: Ahhh.
Sven: You still don’t look bad.

*name changed to protect privacy but maybe not the privacy of the 50,000 people named Sven

Sven made me so irate that I was not sure if I wanted to strangle him or kiss him. He had the balls to say ridiculous things but do them in an innocent manner.

And not realizing that (the lesbian thing) was a loaded question was a true kicker. Coming from the South, I can guarantee someone would have punched him in a best case scenario. Worst case: a rifle up his ass.

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6 Responses to The most entertaining conversation ever

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Cecilia

January 13th, 2008 at 10:11

Funny…. Swedish men for you.

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Sapphire

January 21st, 2008 at 12:08

I guess that makes him just a male with no filter =)

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HairySwede

January 21st, 2008 at 11:52

that sounds so very un-swedish

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Anonymous

February 28th, 2008 at 10:48

What’s wrong with asking if someone is a lesbian? I really don’t see the weirdness. And, yes, I’m a Swede.

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Confused Uni Girl

August 29th, 2010 at 05:06

LoL.That’s so sweet. You two seem like a good combo, sugar and spice. :D BTW the lesbian thing just shows how men are sooo oblivious sometimes.

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Fifi

August 18th, 2011 at 22:28

I also don’t get the lesbian thing, and I’m not swedish…

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