This past weekend I happened upon a conversation my husband and dad were having about gay men.
Dad: Yeah. I knew a bunch of those gays back in Hollywood. You outta seen 'em do the jitterbug. Jesus.
At that point he gave his very best gay man jitterbug impression. If you ask me, it was a little too spot-on, especially for a 78 year old right wing extremist. Makes you curious about a guy's extracurricular activities, if you know what I mean. Just kidding dad. No I'm not. But seriously, no I'm not.
My husband eyed him closely.
Husband: So I wanna make sure I understand what you're saying.
Dad: It's pretty straight forward. <looks at husband like DUH>
Husband. Okay. So you're telling me that gay men should do the jitterbug like - what - real men?
Dad thinks about that for a second.
Dad: "Shut up."