Came home today from a great long weekend in Provincetown.
I had an interesting interaction in the airport in Boston on the way home. I took the Ptown ferry back to the Boston airport. After going through airport security, I grabbed some lunch. The eatery was low on table space, and a guy asked if he could share the table with me.
I knew I had seen him sometime today. Was it the Provincetown/Boston ferry?
So, let's quickly jump ahead to the answer. No, decidedly not the ferry, but the US Airways screening line.
Here's the synopsis: Given that I'm a basically a friendly guy, had come off a long weekend of chatting with strangers in Ptown and that this guy and I were sitting two feet apart from each other, I struck up a little conversation.
Me: I've seen you today. Were you on the ferry?
Him: No. I haven't been on a ferry in years.
Him: If I had been on the ferry, where we I have been coming from?
Him: No. No. I'm no homophobe but there's no reason for me to be in Provincetown.
Me: Okay, my bad.
Him: Yeah, I wasn't in Provincetown.
Buddy, it's great that you're straight. But, there's lots of reasons for straight people to be in Ptown. Like the best food on that part of Cape Cod.
He did apologize for the remark. Hoped he hadn't offended me. I told it was fine--no harm, no foul. I wasn't offended, just weary that it required a drama.
SG, please, please remind me not to talk to strangers.
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