Waiting for my Caramel Macchiato I couldn’t help but eavesdrop on the conversation going on between 2 Big Brand Coffee Shop employees and a third person who was either an employee who just finished her shift or was a customer. Without going into details here are the important words and phrases that caught the attention of quite a few of us:
- Drag queen
- Dressing like a woman
- Started hormones
- Was never comfortable as a man
- Why do gay people feel they need to tell everyone they are gay, I don’t tell everyone I am straight. Is it part of a cause. I don’t really care if you’re gay or not.
I was standing there amused. The guy sitting behind me was trying so hard not to bust out laughing. Even the redneck was enjoying Big Brand Coffee Shop theater.
But when one of the employees recited these words the 6 of us just could do nothing to control the laughter. His words “I don’t need to tell anyone I’m gay. The minute I open my mouth there’s no question.”
So was this an inappropriate conversation to be having in front of customers? I’m almost betting that those corporate folks would not be happy. Diversity, blah, blah blah. But this afternoon 3 customers had a different type of Big Brand Coffee Shop experience that was even better than my Caramel Macchiatto – which was very delicious.
As I grabbed my drink I turned to the girl and told her I would have never guessed her for being straight. The laughter continued. I love seeing employees and customers laughing together. Makes me want to return.