Friday, July 20, 2018

The world moves on

Finally a kind of social media online organisation has put two and two together and come up with four. The leading one, Facebook never has, and neither has any other. Or is it just a standard ad by Paypal and too bad if homophobes are offended by it? You have to walk in a gay person's shoes to know what it like as assumptions about yourself are made daily. You have to walk in anyone's shoes to know what life is like for them.

R and myself went into town for dinner tonight to our newest fave Thai restaurant. We have only been out about for dinner half a dozen times this year since our Late Friend died. We left home at 6.15 and caught the tram to town, ate and we were home by 8.00. The foreign type Asian waiter who served us made a good call, when in perfect Australian asked us, do you dudes live in the city. No, St Kilda Road. Why don't you come around for a drink sometime, and we gave him our address. The last sentence is a lie, but at times my imagination works too much.

However, I am quite chuffed at this ad. Whether it is personally directed or not, and it not really that specific, like they could be just good mates (insert raised eyebrows emoticon),  I think it is a good and affirming ad by Paypal for gay people. And before any of you suggest it, I have not bought anything gay related and paid for it with Paypal........or have I? No, I am sure not.

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  1. I like Friday nights at home. I sure don't miss staying out all night! Have a great weekend!

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    1. Mark, said like who used to stay out late having fun, but in our older years it is more fun staying at home. I wonder if the internet is part of the reason? Btw, your blog went way weird today. I could not read what you posted.

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  2. Love the way your imagination works Andrew.. meanwhile mine is wondering what gay related thing you might or might not have ordered through PayPal, it's all just stuff anyway right!☺

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    1. Grace, I am thinking but I don't think there is anything.

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  3. I don't remember my last night out which wasn't duty related. Nights in are good. Though long nights out were also good back in the day.

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    1. EC, staying home is nice when you are older. We spend so much time, money and effort on our homes, why not enjoy them.

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  4. I prefer to stay home most nights, I have all my comforts around me and if I get tired I can just tootle off to bed. Couldn't do that if I was out anywhere.

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    1. River, no, it is not a good look to drop off when out somewhere.

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  5. Can't people of the same sex be friends without being gay?

    I enjoy staying home at nights, too. I have no desire to go out at night. I guess some of the desire to stay home at nights is that for many, many years I worked nights...as well as days. I'm more than happy to remain at home.

    As I've often said previously, and no doubt will say again..we're all individuals with our own individual preferences. :)

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    1. Of course Lee. The picture is very open to interpretation but I am sure the ad company knew exactly how it would be interpreted by some.

      Yes, I too worked nights often enough and generally I am very happy to stay home, or if we do go out, not for long.

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  6. I cannot even remember when husband and I went out in the evening for a meal. I'm the chief cook here and seems that Jack enjoys that more than going out. Tonight? I don't want to go out, I don't want to cook and I don't even want to eat. Bad day, I guess.

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    1. Maribeth, as I am not the cook and R is, it is the opposite. He is a good cook, but I am aware that it is an onerous task at times and if he ever says, we will go out or have takeaway, I agree straight away.

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  7. It's quite a complicated world now. I walk through it clueless.

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    1. Strayer, it is better off to be that way. Ignorance is bliss.

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