I had such a strange conversation with a girl tonight.
I wasn't sure wither she was just making conversation or hitting on me, so just to be polite I injected the patent pending "gay drop in a topic that isn't about being gay" into the conversation.
At the time (for whatever reason) we were talking about smoking areas and how it's the only place you can chat to people (becasue of loud music) I said something along the line of "...and when you're gay it's different becasue it seems an above average amount of gay people smokes..." (I didn't really care if this was true or accurate or not, the rhetorical purpose of the claim was to politely tell her I'm gay without giving her cause for embarrassment) so I dropped it in and we carried on with the conversation.
After a while she really started laying it on thick, and I just said "are you hitting on me?" she said something like "do you want me to be?" and I said "No, I really am gay".
...and she didn't believe me, she though I was trying to blow her off. Or using a white lie to reject her. (as if being gay would be a inconsequential and suitable white lie if I was straight!!)
Putting aside the fact that I tremendously distrust the integrity of people who do not believe you when you're stating fact, I mean, what kind of self confidence issues do you need to take something like a guy being gay, as being a rejection?
I'm no oil painting, I can't afford to turn away "hits" at the best of times, but on the few times I've been privileged enough by, I don't know, the "Goddess of beer goggles" to need to turn someone down sexually, I've just told them the truth.
Can't live with them, can't live without th.... Oh wait a minute, I'm gay!
Thank God for small mercies.