Originally Posted by ganstaman
One of the nurses I will sometimes work with at nights is a guy we'll call Joe. He's a big guy (as in 'gym everyday' not 'burger king everyday'), probably late 30s? And he's vocally homophobic.
Well Lirva's bump may not have been successful, but I have another incident to add onto the situation described in my post partially quoted here.
I look younger than I really am (latest guess of my age I heard was 19 though I'm really 27), so 'Joe' asked the other day if it ever annoyed me that so many don't think I'm a doctor. I said something, then eventually I said that there was a time when someone would make a Doogie Howser joke once a week. blah blah blah...
And then, he says, "Yeah, that's gotta suck for you, right? He's a gay actor now."
I just ignored him and moved on with the conversation, but I was (somehow) surprised that he thought I'd really be bothered to be compared to a character based on the character being a very young doctor and me appearing to be a younger-than-I should-be doctor just because the character that played him is gay. Implying that all things Doogie are gay, I guess. And he's not a "gay actor now," he's an actor who happens to be gay, and was even back in 1989.