Joey's Christmas Card
I have a friend of mine, Christy, (not her real name) who relayed a really funny story to me regarding Christmas cards.
She has a younger brother, Joey, (not his real name) who, shall we say, is not exactly the brightest guy in the world. Joey is 30 years old and shares an apartment with a buddy somewhere in the suburbs of Chicago. Joey’s just a regular guy but has a tendency of not thinking things through.
Here’s the perfect example of this and how it relates to Christmas cards. Joey and his buddy really like the movie, Step-Brothers, starring Will Farrell. (See? Just a regular guy; not too bright.) I mean, they really like this movie. Here’s a poster of the movie:
So, Joey and his roommate liked this movie so much that they both bought matching argyle sweaters, had photographs of them taken in the same pose, had these photos made into Christmas cards and mailed them out to all their family and friends, assuming it would be clever and funny.
See? Not really thinking things through. Not that many people have seen this silly movie, much less, would know that anyone would enjoy it enough to emulate it on their Christmas card.
So, Christy began to receive all these calls from her relatives with comments like, “Umm, we got Joey’s Christmas card from him and his . . . uh . . . partner.” Christy’s mom called her and was a little concerned, “Why didn’t Joey tell us he was gay? Did YOU know??”
They all thought it was his way of "coming out" to them.
Christy was all, “Mom, Joey’s not gay! He’s just . . . Joey.”
And it’s true. Joey’s really and truly not gay.
When Christy went home to visit her folks for the holidays, there was that silly Christmas card sitting on the mantle -- of Joey and his roommate in matching sweaters, smiling and gazing off in the distance.
God, that is so gay. . .