D and I take a walk every night after supper. We usually take the same route around our town, and wave to a few people we know along the way. We love walking, and we love saying hi to these people, including a great couple that lives at the end of our block. They are both professors, and the woman works at my college. We stop and talk to them and say hi to their dog. The husband and I always joke about our wives. They are not the problem. Neither are any of the other several heterosexual people we meet and interact with on a day to day basis. I am in no way being discriminatory against straight people. I love straight people! In fact, they are the people I interact most with on a day to day basis (duh! they’re the majority). I say all of this before I go onto my next point because I don’t want anyone to think I don’t like straight people.
The thing I hate? The thing that makes my blood boil? When a (seemingly) straight couple walks towards us on the sidewalk and do not move over! We constantly move over for other couples walking, but we get the impression that because we are not holding hands, people don’t realize we are together and think we are just friends, so of course the “real” couple should get the whole damn sidewalk! I can’t count how many times I have moved over for a couple, and D has gotten ticked about it. She thinks I should just keep walking toward them until they move over, but I just can’t do it. I feel rude if I do. Some of it is just common courtesy – you see two people walking together and you move over a bit or walk single-file so you can pass comfortably. But more and more we see people holding hands walking together, and taking up the whole damn sidewalk no matter who else is trying to walk on it! I want to walk next to my wife, not in front of her! It would be one thing of we both (us and the other couples) moved over, but it’s quite another when only we do it. It seems unfair. It seems like a hetero privilege to me. Am I overreacting? UGH! Sometimes I wish I could just hold D’s hand walking up the street and see if there is a different reaction. That’s not going to happen anytime soon – so I will just have to keep dreaming.
In other news, I am working on a short lesbian (erotic 😉 ) story. Anyone interested in reading it? I will put it up password protected if I get enough interest.