I’m compelled to share a story that happened to me the other day.
I asked a friend if he wanted to go out for a beer and wings and catch up. I’m in boy mode FYI.
On my way, I invited another friend, both of which attended.
It was the usual talk about kids, college, sports etc.
Just before we were going to part ways, somehow it turned to a story about a friend they knew that met, who he thought was a cisgender girl. One thing led to another and they were making out.
As they continued the story, they said he reached down to find something he didn’t expect. We all know what that something would be.
Then another similar story from the other friend. A guy gets drunk and remembers nothing but wakes up with a girl curled up next to him. He looks and finds out she’s a trans girl and freaks out.
I left the ending off each so I can give one for both because they are eerily similar.
Suffice it to say, both guys blew a fuse and beat the trans girls badly.
I was in shock because I’ve kept my secret from those that have known me for years mainly out of respect for my wife and children.
I felt like throwing up because of what happened next…
They both thought it was funny.
They were laughing! I wanted to jump out of my skin at that moment and scream at them but I couldn’t.
I felt ASHAMED at being their “friend” and POWERLESS because I couldn’t come out and tell them… “That could have been me you dicks!”
My wife constantly tells me to “be safe” when I dress and go out. I don’t think much of it because as a US Marine and 6’3″, people don’t mess with me. But after hearing those stories, I realize that anything can happen.
What an eye opener and reality check.
The world doesn’t always think like me. I’m very calm and slow to anger. I cut people slack.
I’ve still not fully gotten over that story and don’t think I ever will.
Please be safe everyone. Better to be up front first so no surprises.
Just my humble opinion.
Be Strong. 💪