Wednesday, July 2, 2008
By blogging about this, I believe I am breaking my personal code of ethics because simply acknowledging the humor of the event dehumanizes a very real person who has no doubt suffered social injustice for a harmless taboo. That said, every once and awhile, the Universe sees fit to conjure up a little cosmic irony worthy of acknowledgment.
Two days ago, someone came into the theater to buy a ticket. At first glance, I saw that it was a large woman, complete with a short skirt and trimmed blond hair, and averted my eyes while I rang her up. Once the ticket was printed, I tore along the perforated edge, handed the stub over and made eye contact.
Oh my. What I saw was a hulking man with broad shoulders and large muscles wearing a blond wig and pink blouse. "THANK YOU" he spoke in a guttural baritone. Now, there are some transvestites and transgender people in this world who are close, if not indistinguishable, from the other sex. But he was not even close.
And the juiciest bit of irony? He bought a ticket to see the Incredible Hulk.