I am not gay, and don't plan on it anytime soon, however, I have never had a problem with it. I do have a question for some of you that are. I hope this doesn't offend anybody in any way, since I have no idea how to get it out. Would you want somebody to acknowledge you being a gay person ( I say person to not exclude the few ladies of OT)? Let me explain, I have recently found myself wanting to know more about the gay lifestyle. Not the sex part, but I find myself watching shows on TV and thinking, "They are pretty funny and have excellent fashion sense". Now, I know that TV is not real life and that sounds really stupid, but it's been making me want to have a gay friend. That might sound bad, like I want a pet or something, but it isn't meant that way at all. I am a very open person and have a very open mind. Having a gay friend would never bother me in the slightest. Anyway, I guess what I am trying to get at is, if somebody came up to you in a store and asked your opinion on a pair of shoes or something, would you get upset and think "You think I am gay and that's the only reason you asked me?" or would you be friendly about it and try to help (time and mood permitted). Also, if this same person happened to try and strike a conversation with you, and you knew they were not gay, would it bug you? Or, and I know this is getting long and retarded, if you ended up hanging out with this person and later found out that he/she wasn't gay or interested, would you get upset and not want to talk them anymore? I know there have been times that you guys have talked about a guy and then gotten upset when they told you that they weren't gay. That's kind of where this came from. Sorry for the length and the crazy run on sentences. I still don't think I explained myself very well, but I tried. I understand that everybody wants to be treated equally, but want to make sure that I wouldn't offend anybody if I tried to talk to them.