Ever had one of those “did I just hear that?” situations? One afternoon, a vanilla friend of mine and I were discussing our respective plans for the following evening. He said, “I’m headed up to the city for a suspension clinic.” My mind immediately started racing in all different directions (“Did I mishear him?” “Did he just come out to me?” “That’s totally not a beginner class, and besides I don’t know of any suspension clinics this weekend.”). I’m out to him, but not in his face about it, so I really wasn’t sure what to do. In a fit of brilliance, I said something non-committal like “that’s nice”, and promptly changed the subject. Later in the conversation, after I felt up to it, I asked him to clarify what his clinic was about… and discovered it was about motorcycle suspension.
I told him (and the two others who were there) what I had thought, and it has been a mutual source of amusement ever since.