A few years ago, I was invited to a surprise 30th birthday party for one of my neighbors. Being new to the neighborhood, I asked around to see if anyone else was going and we all decided to go together. The party was being held at the home of the birthday girl’s sister-in-law. From what I had heard, the sister-in-law was a great hostess.
As we were driving over to the sister-in-law’s house the night of the party, one of my neighbors mentions that part of the surprise for the birthday girl is that we are going to a “toy party," and I’m not talking Discovery [Children's] Toys!!!! Okay, that’s interesting...a surprise 30th birthday party and toy party all rolled into one. Most of us had never been to one of these parties, but we all agreed that this should make for a fun evening.
My neighbor was right, the sister-in-law was a great hostess. We enjoyed many adult beverages and lots of food waiting for the birthday girl to arrive. If the sister-in-law saw that your cup was nearing empty, she was right beside you filling it up.
Once the birthday girl arrived, it was time to get the party started. The toy lady came out with all of her offerings and started her talk. She had us roaring with laughter!!!! We were all really having a great time. Every so often, the sister-in-law would shout out from the kitchen, “Who needs more to drink…..raise your hand!" Seeing that my cup was nearly empty, I proceeded to raise my hand --- just as the toy lady was demonstrating one of her products and asking the group if anyone had a same-sex partner.
Yes, my hand was raised……for more Cosmos!
Seeing my hand raised, the toy lady announced, “Great! We have a lesbian in the group tonight!”
For the rest of the evening, I was the neighborhood lesbian…..thanks to several more Cosmos, I didn’t mind. It was all in fun and we all had a great time, but every now and again it comes up around the neighborhood and we all start laughing again.
- D.D., New Jersey