Wednesday, 15 February 2012

"Lesbians in Dyserth"

I was up early this morning taking Chris for the 7am train to Bangor. As I drove back home,somewhat blurry eyed, I recognised a man I know exiting the paper shop and he waved as I went past
I won't say more about just how I know this guy as it would, I am sure give his identity away to village readers, suffice to say he is a man in his seventies.
Anyhow I remember this morning a conversation I had with him a few years ago now which was excruciatingly embarrassing for him and exquisitely funny for me... it went roughly as follows

"Does your wife work at the hospital too?"
"I live with Chris , he works at Bangor University"
"oh"
"He's a research fellow"
"oh,....... that's good, "
Slight awkward silence
"We used to have a gay lesbian couple living next to us, they were nice big Jolly girls"
"Really?"
"Yes both worked for Flintshire County Council as I recall
"..........had a lot of rabbits...."

you couldn't make it up


49 comments:

  1. I remember a guy I used to work with telling me that he had just seen two lesbians in the lift.
    'Oh really? How could you tell?
    They both had hairy legs.'
    Sigh.

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  2. had a lot of rabbits...just wiping the spluttered tea off my keyboard...

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  3. Love, love, love ted and bunny's comment!!! In fact both of the above comments as well as your post have made me smile tonight !!
    Keep them coming I am enjoying your blog very much.
    Cheers

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  4. I love your blog John. I think in his old man, brought up when he was way, he was trying to say hey that's cool with me :)

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  5. Well all the Jolliest lesbians have rabbits ,dont they?

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  6. So let me get this right.... keeping lots of animals makes you gay, yes?

    Maybe I'd better stop at three cats then. ;)

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  7. Of course it does AJ
    Didn't you know that?

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  8. Oh that's soooooo funny, and I also did a splutter over my keyboard giving me a much needed lift to my spirits (builders in, doors open, temperatures zero!)

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  9. I must have had a very sheltered upbringing. About 5 years ago, when my friend remarked that she didn't need a man, because she had a rabbit, I asked innocently did it nibble the carpets? BLUSH

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  10. I take the rabbit in question was rampant

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  11. Did you ever find out who the donor was for the lesbian's rabbits?

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  12. We had Lesbians in the village once. Made an awful racket. Come to think of it, might have been Mormons or Jehova's Witnesses, not Lesbians. Odd religion, Lesbian. Founded by Les Dawson, don't you know, in the early eighties, or something.

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  13. Ian go to B &Q in Sheffield on a Saturday morning...you can move for dungarees

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  14. Ooh Mr Gray, the stereotyping police will be coming for you again soon! Are you referring Liverpudlian dungarees?

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  15. Wonderful!! really made me chuckle this morning :-)

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  16. Ian...
    Am I joking
    Tee he'd?

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  17. Flintshire County Council? Well that explains it.

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  18. Flintshire County Council? Well that explains it.

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  19. John, sorry to tell you the good news: A latter day Mata Hari you ain't. How many seventy year olds leave the newsagent (in a small village) shortly after seven in the morning? You have blown his cover. Never reveal your sources; particularly if you are a double crossing agent.

    From Russia with much love to Mabel,

    U

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  20. There are a lot of same sex couples in our farming community and for many years our young children did not realize that these men or women who lived together were couples. I was surprised b/c some of them had foster or adopted children and were obviously living as families, not just friends. Yet still my children never asked me any questions about it. Then one day when my 6 year old daughter brought a friend with her to sell with us at the farmers market I heard her explain,
    "Yes, 2 men can live together, but they have to get their kids from China b/c they don't sell them here. Sometimes 2 women make their own kids and sometimes they buy them. Depends on what color they want." I almost fell out of my chair. My husband and I later sat down and decided we needed to explain some things, but really, she pretty much had it right :)

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  21. Is "dyserth" the Welsh word for "distress"?

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  22. Well I say, good for that fellow! His words may have been a bit awkward, but he tried, which is more than a lot of men in their 70s would do.

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  23. I'm going to try and call my Lesbian friends "big Jolly girls". I wonder how that will go over?
    m.

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  24. Lol, funny reminded me of a conversation we just had in a workshop.....all the things that identifies gays as gays and lesbians as lesbians...bunnies sure will do it lol

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  25. Lesbians.....bunnies.....big jolly girls!!! Wow ..What a morning!!
    Thank you Mr. Gray.....I 've never watched and american soap but I may have to start....and I'm very glad it's not the hens!

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  26. Not the kind of Bunny Girls I'm used to looking at.

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  27. i find that very hard to believe chris

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  28. Gorgeous. I think he was trying to 'connect', in his own way.

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  29. How do I break it to my lesbian friends that they are faking it because they have cats not rabbits?
    Jane x

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  30. So is that your definition of a lesbian...a woman who can put up shelves?

    Personally, I've never really been able to work out what the point of lesbianism is. And they never do look like Catherine Deneuve do they?

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  31. Poor man, he was trying to amend what he saw as a faux pas and got stuck in it deeper still!

    It's nice to know i'm not the only one who has done that, although it's not something i wish on anyone.

    I can usually laugh about it after i'm done blushing, and this made me smile, too.

    megan

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  32. Bel
    Catherine is not gay though!

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  33. I sneak a peek at your blog when I am at work and its the only bit of my work day that I have a smile on my face! My grandad used to get confused about the concept of Lesbians and thought his (male) 89 year old pal mighthave turned into one because he had taken to kissing him ! xxx

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  34. God forbid! But she is beautiful...

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  35. I've always found it hard to tell if a woman is a lesbian. Now my problems are over. I just have to ask her if she has a lot of rabbits.

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  36. Bless! They are so funny when they try to be "hip".

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  37. Oh, fabulous! "Big jolly girls!" Snort. Tea all over my keyboard. Still laughing!

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  38. Open mouth; insert foot!
    What a lovely man - trying so hard to tell you it doesn't matter to him!!!

    Nancy in Iowa - I don't know how many gays or lesbians we have in our small rural town, but we do have at least one cross-dresser!

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  39. Hmpf! I just realized that 40 or so years ago I would be considered a cross-dresser - always in pants, don't even own a skirt or dress anymore!!!

    Nancy, back in Iowa

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  40. I wonder if Kath has ever come across 'Rug-Muchers'

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  41. I remember one time in one business that I worked where a young lady, "As queer as hens teeth" as the saying goes, stumbled her way through her own 'self-outing' during a group lunch. When she got to the end of her admission we all just sat there, looking at her.

    "Well, arn't anyone of you going to say anything?" she demanded

    Whereon we all burst out laughing simultaneously with her boss saying "Chrissy, my darling, we have all known that about you from the very day you started with us 2 years ago!"

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  42. okay...second huge laugh...I think I'm a bid giddy from the cold meds!

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  43. what has the rabbits got to do with anything?

    Gill

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  44. i love you gill
    so much

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  45. It's like learning a new language for the majority of straight people.
    Amazing how we fumble over ourselves with things of which we are not familiar!

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  46. I missed this post until today. Verra funny. I think it's great when people @ least try to have some common ground. Even if it was with 2 great big jolly girls,lol.

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