This morning I out gayed myself to the point where I was almost ashamed of myself.
Let me unfold the chain of events that took me to this point of almost self shame.
Part of my daily ritual is to get up before the sun rises and head to the gym for when it opens. There is nothing better than starting the day off with a good work out before tackling a busy day … Except maybe a plate of bacon, but I am on a health kick so exercise is number one at the moment.
When I arrived at the gym, I went up to the counter to swipe in with the receptionist when I noticed that some of the lights where not on in the bike area.
The gym is an open planned area so you can see most areas as you enter.
Being the inquisitive person I am, I asked about the lights, to who my friend behind reception jokingly said back, “it’s something new we’re trying”.
I later found out that there was something wrong with then and they where not working, however with my quick morning wit I changed my voice to my overly gay tone and remarked.
“Oh I love what you are doing here, this mood lighting is very much the hip now and happening interior design element that is all the rage around the globe”.
To which I stopped, opened my mouth to speak again and then whilst looking at my friend the receptionist and then the person who had walked in after me who had heard all that just went down, we all burst into a fit of laughter.
Once that had subsided, I quickly blurted out … “I am sorry, that was a little too gay for this hour of the morning”. To which we all laughed again.
With that I face palmed myself and walked away pretty much ashamed of my outrageous and over the top stereotype that I had subjected everyone to so early in the morning.
Thankfully my joke and send up of the gay interior designer stereotype was met by laughter and not blank looks of shock.
But in saying that, it was probably a little too much for 6am before coffee.
I really need to train that little voice in my head that stops me from doing stupid things like that and train it to wake up in the morning quicker and to be working before I interact with people in the general public.