Saturday I worked at my retail gig selling shoes. A young couple came in who let me know they were really looking forward to getting home to watch a fight on TV. The guy asked me if I was also going to watch the fight. I explained that I was more of a lover than a fighter so it wasn’t on my schedule. As we kept talking, he asked me “Do you have a woman?” I refrained from expressing my feelings about his phraseology and simply said “No, my husband won’t let me have one”. His response was surprising. “You’re not gay!” I thanked him for the information and told him it gave me something to think about. Then he said: “I know you’re not gay, you’re too old. When you were young they didn’t have gay people.” As he was leaving, he told his girlfriend/wife “I know he’s not gay.” After all these years it’s a huge surprise to find out I’m really straight. I’m not sure I know how to tell Ed.