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Thursday, November 09, 2006

"Think about it"

Yesterday, I had lunch with female colleagues. Today, I had lunch with male colleagues. And somehow, the conversation steered towards a person's "gay quotient". The "test" a colleague came up with was whether you could sing songs by S Club 7 and Clymie Fisher.

Anyway...

He remarked that there's a saying that goes around in gay circles: "Think about it." It's actually directed at heterosexual people. The idea is to make the hetero think about whether he/she really is heterosexual.

The argument for such an idea, at least in Singapore, is that we (men and women) are "trained" from young to follow the heterosexual path, i.e. grow up to be men/women, get married to a member of the opposite sex, have kids, live together happily ever after as man, wife and children.

The problem, if there is one, is that some people who follow that path realise too late in life that maybe they aren't heterosexual. And if only they had thought about it earlier...

Thus, "think about it."

BTW if anyone remembers a beer promotion with that tagline, yeah, it came from my colleague. In bars/pubs, a sign showed a full beer bottle in front with the words "Think about it", and from behind, it's the same bottle but empty, and the words are "Thought about it" (to suggest that the beer has been drunk). Apparently, he was praised for sneaking it into a mainstream commercial campaign.

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1 comment:

Ed, Edd & Eddy !!! said...

Your lunch time conversations seems very happening! Strippers and gays..

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