While in the midst of a long overdue hangout session with two very funny friends this weekend, one of these friends regaled us with tales from a Steampunk convention he had recently attended - a meeting that shared convention space with an alternative lifestyle group.
(Yes, it is rather obvious how I make choices about the people with whom I opt to spend my time.)
We were eating lunch while we had this discussion and I noticed that he passed on one of the food items offered because it contained avocado -- claiming that he is allergic. I had never heard of anyone being allergic to avocado, so I asked, "really?" And he said, "Yup. Avocado and latex both."
To which I, of course, replied, "Well then, you must have missed out on a lot of the networking opportunities at the alternative lifestyle convention."
Not missing a beat, he said, "Oh...there were plenty of other rooms that featured tropical fruit/rubber product combinations."
And I inquired, "Like the mango neoprene room?"
And now I have a great suggestion if anyone I know becomes a drag queen and needs the perfect stage name.
Mango Neoprene's BFF,