Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Family Values?

15 MAR 07

Editors Note: The follow may or may not have happened all or in part last night.

So, I took the FAMILY out last night for a FAMILY dinner to a nice FAMILY restaurant, Marie Callender’s. Great salad bar. Our traditional FAMILY of 4 enters the well appointed lobby and waits next to an eclectic group of 8. There is a traditional mother and father type, a friend or two and a mess of teenagers. Two female teens stand out.

Female teen #1 is your traditional Goth chick. Long dark hair, long dark duster and dark eye makeup.

Female teen #2 is your typical girl next door cheerleader type. They are whispering to each other and giggling. Good for them.

As my 9 year old looks on with the curiosity of, well, a 9 year old, Goth chick plants a deep tongue kiss on cheerleader girl. Eclectic mob reacts not at all. The Chako family stands in stunned silence, thinking our own private thoughts.

My son: Daddy…?

Dr. Chako: Um… what?

Son: Wha….?

Dr. Chako: Good question, son. Let’s ask.

Tap tap on Goth-girl’s shoulder.

Dr. Chako: Excuse me. My son here is curious. Aren’t you two women?

Goth-girl and cheerleader turn to look at each other and are now sharing in the stunned silence.

Dr. Chako: I have an open mind, but I’ve never had the chance to talk to my son about what we have here. Since you two seem quite comfortable, would you care to talk to my kid about alternative relationships?

At that point, we get called to our table, so I guess I’ll never know what their answer was. They sat near us and gave us curious stares while they ate. My son was oblivious. I was not.

5 comments:

The Wife said...

As a member of the Chako family, I have to admit that until you pointed it out to me, I was oblivious too. Which I guess means I am either (a) bias-free and accepting of all relationships; (b) an advocate for alternative relationships, especially between young goth chicks and cute cheerleaders; or (c) too busy trying to get our children more baby corn or mini-chocolate muffins, making sure nobody spills their drink, and keeping our littlest one from wiping his mouth on his shirt.

You pick.

Anonymous said...

Dr. Chako: I have an open mind, but I’ve never had the chance to talk to my son about what we have here. Since you two seem quite comfortable, would you care to talk to my kid about alternative relationships?

hahahaha...

Wouldn't have been terribly appropriate if they were a regular ol' guy and girl.

Drizztdj said...

I think it was appropriate to potentially embarrass them due to place/time of the kiss.

At a party maybe not, but a restaurant??

Maybe a "you know people pay good money to watch a show you're putting on right now for free" might have been better :)

DrChako said...

That's why I need you on call, Drizz. I was searching for the right thing to say - that was it!

Good luck with your first days back behind the wheel. I meant to leave that comment on your blog, but I can't comment on yours from work. Strange that I can comment on my own blog...

The Sister said...

Well, Dr. Chako, it could have been worse...your 9 year old could have said "Ewwww....gross!"