Post # 1
Some time ago, I asked my son (J) whether his fiancée’s (K’s) parents knew that I was gay. He responded that K’s mother (L) had seen our wedding photos, so she must know.
I sent a Facebook message the other day to L. It said something like, “We’re so happy our kids are getting married. Please let me know if you want to coordinate dresses or something.”
Apparently, L then looked at my wedding pictures a little more closely. She called K up, and the following conversation ensued:
L: Why didn’t you tell me J’s mother is gay?
K: Didn’t you notice the two women in long white dresses in the wedding pictures?
L: I figured those were the bride and the maid of honor.
K: But didn’t you wonder why the bride and the maid of honor were kissing?
L: I meant to ask you about that–whether it was some kind of strange Jewish tradition.
J and K’s wedding may be very interesting indeed! LOL
Post # 3
LMAO! some people will kid themselves over just about anything… better bring your popcorn, that’s going to be an interesting show!
Post # 4
I went out shopping with my dad last year before christmas, and I ran into a teacher I had in high school and she was with her partner, we stopped and said hello and I had never met her partner (but my teacher talked about her during our GSA club–which my dad didn’t know I was part of). Anyways, after we were heading out, my dad said something about “was that her sister? or someone else?” clearly implying he thought it wasn’t her sister and I told him it was her partner. My dad is very anti-gay rights and so it was kind of interesting to see how he reacted which was surprising, he didn’t get angry or anything. He was like “oh. okay then.”
I guess my story wasn’t about my dad being clueless. Sorry :/
Post # 5
I hope you are not offended that I am also LMAO. And I needed a good laugh tonight!
Post # 6
LOL! You gotta wonder about people sometimes…
Post # 7
Well, at least it was just impressively clueless, and not negative. IT should be an interesting event, one way or another.
Post # 8
“some kind of strange Jewish tradition” = hilarity win.
Post # 9
That is definitely the strangest…exchange…ever.
Post # 10
- Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!
that’s pretty spectacular. did they also not notice the absence of a groom?
Post # 11
@Miss Peach Tree: Well, it appears that both of the bride’s parents are homophobic. Her mother is too polite to make nasty comments. However, my son and the bride both wanted to make sure that the bride’s father was aware of the situation before the wedding day. If the father learned about my being gay for the first time on the wedding day, apparently he might cause a scene at the weddding. Sigh!
@scissors: I’m kind of wondering about that, too. The only males in the photos were my son and the rabbi. I’m wondering whether she thought there was also a strange Jewish tradition of keeping the groom on ice in the back?
Post # 12
Wow. Just wow. Good luck with this….
Post # 13
- Wedding: September 2010 - Heritage Square Museum
That’s so funny- we totally followed some “strange jewish tradition” at our non-jewish wedding too! If that’s what you call it when two ladies get married. To each other. And kiss. LOL.
I’m hoping that your sons wedding is beautiful and any encounters with that rocket scientist are cause for laughter and not too uncomfortable! 🙂
Post # 14
@scissors: Totally appropriate!!
Post # 16
To be honest I accidently did the same thing XD
while looking over bridal magazines I pointed out a woman and told my fiance how much I loved her dress. When he said “which one” I said Duh! the bride! and he just looked me dead is the face “MadameLady. They’re BOTH brides..its a lesbian wedding.”
XD I felt mortified at the mistake! but in my defense the other bride was in purple so I thought she was the maid of honor instead..and I really didnt read the article. Cute dress though!