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jeanpaulsartre wrote:

But zey will still have plenty of use for zee cattle prods and zee lassos on Castro Street.

Ya know... that reminds me of a funny story...

Many, many years ago, when I was a much younger lass, my brother and I decided to drive down to the Castro just to see what it was like. We were young 'ns and barely legal. We'd heard a lot of stories, but we wanted to see it for ourselves. While both San Francisco natives, we were raised by traditional and very devout Italian Catholic parents.

Well, we drove down there and got out of our trusty station wagon. I had not taken more than 5 steps away from the car when my brother told me to get back in the car we were leaving.

Huh? Geez! We just got here!? I proclaimed.

Nevertheless, I got in the car and we drove away, but not before I got a quick look around. My young eyes were astounded and amazed. There were men there who were literally prettier than I was. Wow! And I'm an Italian beauty along the lines of Brooke Shields. On the other hand, there wasn't anything as nutty there as we'd been hearing about.

On the way back home, my very straight brother explained to me that no sooner had he got out of the car than some gay guy had propositioned him. I hadn't seen or heard it. Once my brother got over the shock, we both started laughing and just couldn't stop. We laughed all the way home.

Yes, growing up in San Francisco was special.

And now, back to our regularly scheduled investing...
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