I’ve received several notes about our just-finished appearance on KERA to talk about the suburbs story in the print version of D. Most of these notes refer to the “lesbian incident.” Ugh. How does this happen? Here’s the transcript, to the best of my recollection:
DAWN McMULLAN, reporter: [giving brief descriptions of the top 10 burbs] Flower Mound came in a No. 8. When I was driving around, visiting the suburbs, I was pleasantly surprised to see two lesbians in Flower Mound.
TIM: [laughing] What?
KRYS BOYD, host: I’m pretty sure there are more than two lesbians in Flower Mound.
TIM: [laughing even harder] How did you spot them? Did they have mullets? Were they wearing fanny packs? Shout out to all the lesbians in Flower Mound! [snorting] Where’s the snort button?
Yeah, it went something like that. My tonsorial stereotyping might have been okay, but I wasn’t mature enough to let it lie. Ten minutes later, when a caller asked why a certain burb ranked so low (forget which burb), I offered, “Because Dawn didn’t see any lesbians there.”
Forgive me. I should know better. Next time–IF there’s a next time–I promise more restraint, lesbian-wise.
(Personal note to Jeff Whittington, producer of today’s installment of The Talk Show: I really am sorry. I’ll politely respond to any and all angry e-mailers, whether they be lesbians or not. Oh, and the organic coffee was really delicious. Thank you.)