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  • John and I went to a cactus/succulent nursery to use a groupon we'd bought. The place has a large selection of good stuff, but is relatively expensive. No, forget the qualifier, it's just expensive.

    We were looking around, trying to find best use of our $20.00 coupon, and there at the same time was another couple, two 50-ish, white men directing employees as they loaded a large SUV with rather sizable (and stylish) matching custom-order pots that the nursery had planted large cactuses and succulents with for them. At a guess, they'd just spent several thousand dollars.

    When we left I jokingly asked John why we weren't that kind of gay couple. The kind who can drop thousands of dollars without a second thought.

    His answer was "Um, because we're both civil servants."

    My response was to laugh and go "Oh, yeah. Reality."
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