Sturgis, do you realize that you did in every instance exactly what I was hoping would not happen?
The only important this I'll address is the following, since the rest of what you said is incorrect.
Indeed, nothing happened. I was not going to leave that pool until either the 2 men left, or the man and the boy left. I didn't feel at the time I first wrote this it was worth saying. Maybe it was.
The man and the boy left alone, and had plenty of time to get in their car and leave.
The 2 men left long after the man and boy left, long enough even that they could not have followed in a car.
I understand your anger, as you're gay.
However, it appears you're the type of person looking for insult.
I clearly stated why I mentioned sexual orientation. I'll repeat again...because it is part of my observation. If I had left that out, I might as well have left out something else, and something else, and something else.
Then, one of the usually suspects would have been by proposing the very things I left out, causing me to have to now make multiple qualifying posts over what happened. I figured it would be more efficient to get the entire story out, or as much as possible, to there would be little question as to what I observed.
As far as "why didn't I just say I saw a pool full of people"?
Well, because people reading this would not have seen as closely the pool of people I saw.
Some would have seen a pool full of Southern Baptists, because that is what their experience is.
Some, a pool of children, some a pool of people swimming laps, being athletic.
I'm not going to apologize for seeing, and acknowledging diversity Sturgis. That does not make a person a bigot.
A person who looks at a group of people, and does not see the difference is not a non-bigot, but a liar.
People have pride in who they are. I don't believe they want other people to ignore their background, what is important to them as far as culture, sexuality, background.
If we were working together on a project Sturgis, I would not want you to just think of me as a people, the same as that other group of people standing over there. That group of people don't want to be known as "we're that group of people, no different from that group of people"
No, we're different.
In being afraid to say those difference out loud, we are saying those differences are something to be ashamed of.
So that people would not see the pool of people they alone would imagine, I told them of the pool of people that were actually there.
Yes, they were a group of people. They were a group of white, brown, black, gay, straight, young, old people.
Sturgis, you are gay.
Ok, does that saying that make me a bigot or a homophobe?
Why would it? You yourself have said "I'm gay", so what is wrong with me saying it? It's not a dirty little secret. It's just part of who you are.
As I expressed, gay people do things they shouldn't be doing, as does any other flavor of person.
I was trying to, as factually as I could, paint a picture of what was in front of my eyes.
I suppose I could have dumbed it down and said "I was at the pool and saw someone maybe look at someone funny"
That would have been basically useless.