"What do they want?" Speaking of weird questions.
The recent chats on Mia's "Who's the man?" thread about people asking strange questions inspired me to share this one with the group:
At a dinner party this week, with all highly accomplished, very educated, cultured people (opera singers, actors, medical doctors, engineers) I had the following conversation:
Opera singer: "Zerbie, what does that button you're wearing say?"
Zerbie: "Oh, it means I support same-sex marriage."
Singer: "Good for you."
Singer's husband: "I've been wondering. What do they want?"
Zerbie: "They who?"
Husband: "Gay people. What kind of wedding do they want?"
Zerbie: "I'm not sure I understand the question."
Husband: "I mean, do they want big church weddings, or do they just want to do it in front of a justice of the peace?"
Zerbie: "OH!!! Well, like with anyone else, that depends on the couple."
I continued for a while giving examples of religious/spiritually minded couples having religious ceremonies, and also trotted out Daniel's example of having the Buddhist-inspired religious ceremony plus the trip to Canada for the piece of paper.
After the explanation, it was clear that he got it. But I found it weird that he asked the question.