one of my acquaintances from high school asked me out to lunch the other day. he was labeled a nerd back in the day. i remember how he would ramble on and on about computer specs or how many channels he could get on satellite television. it is quite obvious that he has blossomed well during the four years since graduation. good fashion taste, musically inclined, upbeat personality.
long story short, "i've been meaning to tell you this for a while, i'm gay. i just felt the urge to tell you." i couldn't believe what he told me! not the "i'm gay" part, but rather the "i've been meaning to tell you this for a while..." statement. do i look like i need to be told something like that? yes i am gay, but it is not known to all people in my social circle. maybe my flamboyance prompted him to come out to me.
i was cool about it though. no need to come across as rude. the whole situation was odd. i didn't tell him that i was gay. but why would he come out to me?! was he assuming that i would come out as well and we would strike up a homo-friendship?!
ironically, he lives two houses down from me! perhaps he wants a "close" gay friend. i will have to keep a close watch on this one.
what do you guys think?