I was working at the movie theater, as I do on weekends, & we were showing the movie 'The Fog'. I was asking the manager to let me go to dinner, & I offhandedly said, "As soon as The Fag lets in, I'll go." He thought that was funny. He immediately got up, came around the concession counter, & changed the title on our showtime list to read "The Fag". We have several gay people working there, & they would all know it was a joke. Our general manager, however, was at a wedding in Arizona at the time.
When he (Jimmy, the GM & a big, very gay guy) came in to work a few nights later, he hadn't had time to go home from the airport to change, & so was still wearing a pink, ruffly-fronted tuxedo shirt & a Mickey Mouse tie.
A couple came in & the man stood at the counter. "Hey, look honey, 'the Fag!'" he said. Jimmy, who hadn't yet noticed the alteration on the sign, replied, "Excuse me?" The man said it again, "Look honey, it's 'The Fag.'" Here's Jimmy, big & gay & dressed in pink ruffles, behind the counter. More indignantly, he says, "Excuse me?" Finally, the man says, "Is that movie really called 'The Fag'?" At last, Jimmy turns around & sees the sign & then just doubles up laughing. Tension released.
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