New Terminologies and Overheard Conversations

I was recently chatting with a couple of friends who were describing one of their acquaintances. They described him as “Metrosexual” — which left me puzzled.

I asked them what that meant (feeling very old and out-of-it because I had to ask). And this was the reply…

You know, the kind of guy who is so polished, so well-groomed and fashion conscious that you would almost think he was gay, but he’s not. They further explained that this was like someone who had been revamped by “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy” but he had never needed the help because he did it solo, and he had perfected it.

They said the guy was really impressive in other areas too… he’s smart, he does well in his career, etc., etc.

And then one of the two made a single comment about his single unseemly trait, and I can’t help but share how that conversation snippet played out…

She: “Yeah, but he’s a bigot, isn’t he?”
He: “No, honey, he’s a Republican.”
She: “Oh yeah, that’s what I was thinking. I knew there was something about him that I really didn’t like.”

(I laughed until I nearly gasped for air.)

‘Nuff said.