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Saturday, September 09, 2006

Bigot Bowling Company

So, we went bowling last week. I won, easily. But that's besides the point I am trying to make here.

We were enthused to see the poster when we entered Bowling company.
Since H and M were with us and the Girl was there too, we thought we will get two couple games and two individual ones. We were six in all. However, the person at the counter was rude, obnoxious and sniggered at our request. He was okay with me and the Girl, but refused H and M.
"Only for couples"
"Yes, we are a couple", said H.
"No, Boy-Girl only"
"What? You mean we are not a couple because we are both guys?"
"Yes, only Boy-Girl allowed"

He had already made friends with us with his snigger, thus, we were not going to let it go easily. How can he let his homophobia come in the way of customers getting value for money? We knew how to deal with such errant behaviour.
"Where's your manager?"

The manager duly arrived.
"Sorry sir, only boy and girl. Those are rules."
At least the man was polite.
"Show us the rule book"
"We don't have any"
"Then, give it to me in writing that Bowling Company doesn't allow homosexual couples the same rights as heterosexual ones"
Not that in this country, it is surprising.
"I can't do that. But you can read it off the poster"

So we did.

Photos courtesy Helmet


Anonymous IdeaSmith said...

Unbelievable. Are the gay-rights activists reading?

Saturday, September 09, 2006 11:15:00 AM

Blogger Sam-BoB_ShNEIDer said...

knocked the manager out hai!!


Saturday, September 09, 2006 2:17:00 PM

Anonymous Just Mohit said...

Next time soeone points out racist behaviour to me, I'll have another example of discrimination by Indians!

Saturday, September 09, 2006 2:56:00 PM

Anonymous Gauravonomics said...

Since there are so few openly gay couples around, I'm speculating that the poster was meant to deter two males from using the couple=two logic to avail of the offer. I'm also speculating that the manager was more incredulous than anything else.

But, I agree, the very fact that there are so few openly gay couples around says something about our society.

Saturday, September 09, 2006 8:23:00 PM

Anonymous ramesh said...

well ur plan was more devious than anything, but then general view of the society towards gays is well known, so what's so surprising there. on the other hand if we were more open, such offers would not have been there at all.

Sunday, September 10, 2006 6:46:00 AM

Anonymous ramesh said...

but you got to hand it to the management to put the thingy in fine print.

Sunday, September 10, 2006 6:48:00 AM


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