27 April, 2012
So I'd taken shelter there out of the rain the other day (honest!) and was partaking of a glass of Russian lager beer and staring into the middle distance, earwigging the conversation of a group of students at the next table. A mixed bunch from various genders and ethnicities.
Then one girl spoke up, "X [referring presumably to someone not present] is gay. I wish I had a gay friend." Then she actually sighed.
I'm having trouble getting my head round that. Does she have a mental points system? Or does she go so far as to have a "friends board" with coloured flag pins (pink for gay, brown for Asian, etc) in her room?