Benbrook PD Called for Gun Tshirt in Park

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Re: Benbrook PD Called for Gun Tshirt in Park

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Post by The Annoyed Man » Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:53 pm

Interblog wrote:I would be surprised if there was a person out there who couldn't claim a stereotyping story of some sort. I have very short salt-and-pepper hair which I cannot and will not dye (lap swimmer), and I don't wear make-up, do my nails, or wear heels. Occasionally I get addressed in a disrespectful way because the speaker assumes I am a lesbian when in fact I'm a married heterosexual woman. My husband wears his "garage" clothes to the hardware store and occasionally gets treated like PWT who maybe crawled in the door to steal something. It never ends.
Although my wife does wear understated makeup, she also keeps her hair short, and it is graying quite a bit; and she favors what used to be called “sporty” clothes back in the 1930s.......picture Amelia Earhart or someone like that. Although I am unaware of anyone being rude to her on that account, I know that she sometimes worries that people might think that of her. OTH, she has nothing to prove to anyone, and she doesn’t worry about it that much. It just comes up once in a while. I wouldn’t have her any other way, and I’ve personally never been attracted to foo-foo women, so it is a non-issue for us. But I do understand what you are saying, and when people have disrespected you that way, it’s just one more example of someone who lacks self control. And by the way, even if someone were a lesbian, it would make no difference to me in how I treated that person. When someone is an ass, I can always walk away if I want to - unless it really demands a response.
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Re: Benbrook PD Called for Gun Tshirt in Park

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Post by LDB415 » Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:10 am

I'm very fortunate. My best half doesn't wear a speck of makeup and is very pretty in my eyes. Her hair is a few inches past her shoulders and not much grey yet. She takes excellent care of her skin and it looks many years younger than her actual age because of it. Nobody has ever insulted her to my knowledge. I'm not sure what I'd do if they did. The proper thing to do would be ignore them and leave. That might be a challenge competing with the want to do knock their head off.
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Re: Benbrook PD Called for Gun Tshirt in Park

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Post by Soccerdad1995 » Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:39 pm

I've had gay men make passes at me twice in my life. I was always flattered, even though I have no interest. My wife also gets interest from women on occasion. She is like me and is flattered, but uninterested. Neither of us have even been offended by this.

Now what exactly does this have to do with police responding to a guy in a park? Did I miss something about the officer asking the guy out for coffee?
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Re: Benbrook PD Called for Gun Tshirt in Park

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Post by BBYC » Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:08 pm

Soccerdad1995 wrote:I've had gay men make passes at me twice in my life. I was always flattered, even though I have no interest. My wife also gets interest from women on occasion. She is like me and is flattered, but uninterested. Neither of us have even been offended by this.

Now what exactly does this have to do with police responding to a guy in a park? Did I miss something about the officer asking the guy out for coffee?
I think the point is the observer's interpretation of a t shirt is colored by their filters, just like somebody making an assumption about your sexuality is colored by their filters
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Re: Benbrook PD Called for Gun Tshirt in Park

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Post by Grundy1133 » Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:11 pm

Soccerdad1995 wrote:I've had gay men make passes at me twice in my life. I was always flattered, even though I have no interest. My wife also gets interest from women on occasion. She is like me and is flattered, but uninterested. Neither of us have even been offended by this.

Now what exactly does this have to do with police responding to a guy in a park? Did I miss something about the officer asking the guy out for coffee?
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Re: Benbrook PD Called for Gun Tshirt in Park

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Post by Abraham » Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:14 pm

Soccerdad1995,

Your perspectives are de rigueur.

Frankly, I too have been flirted with by a few gays. I didn't feel flattered. I felt annoyed. I'm not on that team...so stay on your side of the fence and I'll do the same.

I don't harbor any animosity towards gays, but I do dislike militant....fill in the blanks. I DON'T have to be pro-homo or pro-fill in the blank. I can have my opinion and it that perspective angers you, whoever you may be...take an anger mgmt. course, and I'm generalizing, not aimed you at all.

All sorts of behavior once considered degenerate is now considered socially acceptable, but some of us still think it abhorrent.

I'm one of them.

I don't owe degenerates my respect.

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Re: Benbrook PD Called for Gun Tshirt in Park

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Post by OldCurlyWolf » Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:58 pm

Tex1961 wrote:
RPBrown wrote:
Charles L. Cotton wrote:
apostate wrote:. I noticed as we entered the auditorium that a lady was really staring at us but I just figured that she didn't know why 3 men not affiliated with the school were there. After the program as we were leaving she made it a point to come up us and say " I wouldn't let my child have one of those kits. I'd be afraid you devil worshipers had put poison or drugs on them". As much as I wanted to say something, I was a good boy and laughed it off.
It just goes to show that no matter what, you will run into people that will not agree with you views and won't even try.
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I would not have laughed off being called a devil worshiper. I would have calmly explained how much of an idiot she was and walked away.
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