as one of my grade 5 teachers will always say during her discussion with puberty; boys will always like girls and girls will always like boys. like magnets, opposite attracts and similar repel- thats the law of attraction. Then the year after, i’ve heard she was already handling religion.
when i was in highschool, it became somehow different. but it was only when i reached college, when i finally realized that not all boys like girls and not all girls like boys. same goes with not all gays guys only go with straight men and lesbians only go with straight women.
it was just the other day when some officemates and i noticed how P already developed this talent with his lips. discreetly pointing it to someone he finds cute. and being pros on our own fields, we found our own discreet ways and poses just to find his object of attraction. then eventually laugh with each other after realizing how stupid our efforts were.
"go after him," S advised.
"do you think he's gay too? what if hes straight?" P asked while still locking his stare at the guy.
"would it matter if he is?" T followed.
"of course, it does. i don't want to get myself smacked on the face after making the first move--- thats every gay guys hook up dilemna."
"but isn't that what gay guys after--- straight men?" R reacted.
i tried hard not to laugh. then thats the time i felt that the conversation is becoming very interesting and we will be extending our lunch.
"where are you from? still stuck in the 80s?" P reacted.
"gay guys can only go with straight men if there is money involve, at least that is how it was from how they’ve portrayed it in the movies," T followed.
"wait... so you mean, if a straight guy sleeps (with all the word connotes) with a gay guy with no money involves, he is no longer straight?" it was R.
"but what if the guy is just simply horny that time and just need to find something or someone to release it with, wouldn't that at least be an exception?"
"i believe that for sex to be called sex, there should be at least attraction involve to titillate your thing or at least work your drive--- "
the line "opposites attract, similar repel" whispered inside my head.
"so if the straight guy was able to have sex with a gay guy, he should be at least attracted to the latter." (T)
"so he is no longer straight!" (R)
"yes! because of the law of attraction---" (S)
Again, i repeated the line inside my head while S stated it,
"opposites attract, similar repel."
"at least if we are following the law of attraction, attraction is purely among opposite sex."
then T argued, "how about attraction with the opposite preference?"
now there goes a rebuttal statement. how a subject of differences, drawn out from a similarity, produces an attraction.
“straight curious,” P exclaimed.
R laughed, “theres such a thing?”
“are you really in the same timeline as we are?”
“i guess so.”
“but actually sometimes the label is more of a front,”
“what are you chicken?”
“hahaha! you see, in the world where i am at.”
“internet world i supposed,”
“right! hahaha!” P continued, “the more straight looking you are, the higher your market value.”
“so i’m right, gay guys still go after straight men,” R replied.
“theoretically, true. but technically, not really.”
“so how would you know if someone is just saying he’s straight curious for a front?”
“if he already slept with more than one guy and he is still saying he is curious.”--- more laugh.
“is that something absolute?”
“nop, just figured it out on my own.”
“but why do you need to look as straight as possible? and wheres this market?”
yes. sometimes or most of the time, R’s naive-ness is really beyond normal comprehension.
“its somewhere in the wet area of nepa-q mart. Just try asking the porters outside for directions.”
We all laughed.
“actually, i remember another gay friend who explained to me that he prefers looking straight and having another straight looking as a partner, makes them hidden from other people’s judgment.”
“yeah, make sense.”
everyone agreed even R got the idea.
“so wheres that cutie again?” S broke the silence.
“he’s gone!” R replied.
“tsss! sayang! who started this conversation ba kasi? kainis!”
believe it or not, i didn’t say a single word from this conversation. i just realized, sometimes, it’s just fun to listen. set aside your views and discover what other people have to say.
seriously, i never really expected my officemates to have this kind of conversation. probably, i underestimated them. but yes, probably that is the wonder of not expecting to much from someone, they just surprise you.
s,t, r, p and i came from different schools and courses; different family background and interests; hence, different views, ideologies and opinions. most of the time, we are only binded with topics regarding work. after lunch that day, i just realize that regardless of differences the openness and diversity of such issue have gradually found its place on our life thoughts---
just because of random conversations like this and if only people will just start to listen.