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Banana doormat and flatmates

Unread postby chocochurro » 7 April 2019, 18:03

Hi everyone...
I bought a doormat in shape of a banana- it's awesome btw!
My flatmate (gay as well) asked me if I can return it because he doesn't feel comfortable with having a "gay thing" at the entrance.
Obviously, I tried to explain him that it's all in his mind. We live in Barcelona and 99% of the people couldn't care less about one's being gay. He's definitely uncomfortable with the others judging the mat, therefore him...
Anyway, since the shop only sell that mat or another one in shape of a rainbow I'll change it for the rainbow, so he won't fell so uncomfortable about a banana (cause in his opinion a banana obviously stands for a d**k).
Anyway, my concern is "how do one manage such a situation?", I don't want to brainwash him but the whole thing sounds just so silly to me.
As he wants to hide his being gay explicitly to the world, I don't care at all and just found the mat awesome!
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Re: Banana doormat and flatmates

Unread postby René » 7 April 2019, 18:11

It's sad that he's so insecure. He might be even more upset by the rainbow one :P

Is it a particularly dickish banana shape? I don't think I'd draw the association if I saw a banana-shaped doormat, personally...
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Re: Banana doormat and flatmates

Unread postby Victor_Laszlo » 7 April 2019, 18:58

I think you should respect your flat mates wishes. It's a doormat. Its not worth causing friction between you and someone you have to live with.

Getting a rainbow one would be you just antagonizing him. And rather childish imho.
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Re: Banana doormat and flatmates

Unread postby Yeauxleaux » 7 April 2019, 21:02

...It's a banana? If I walked into someone's flat and they had that it wouldn't even register that they're gay, I'd just think they're quirky.
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Re: Banana doormat and flatmates

Unread postby chocochurro » 7 April 2019, 21:25

I just bought the mat cause it looks nice and it's different not because represent anything else or anything gay. I think he doesn't have any valid argument besides his low self-esteem. Thta means tomorrow I couldn't have whatever other thing I like because he think it's gay.
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Re: Banana doormat and flatmates

Unread postby Marmaduke » 7 April 2019, 21:49

We obviously need a photograph of this doormat.
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Re: Banana doormat and flatmates

Unread postby rogonandi » 8 April 2019, 13:57

Well, personally a banana doormat doesn’t remind me of homosexuality. It reminds me that I don’t eat enough bananas. Potassium is very good for the body. :P
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Re: Banana doormat and flatmates

Unread postby Eryx » 8 April 2019, 15:16

I don't see a problem with the mat either, but your roommate seems to be at a different stage of acceptance than you, where something small like that bothers him and makes him feel exposed. If you really like the mat, maybe you should just put it away for a while and see if he grows more comfortable with himself. Or else, if you intend to move and live on your own, then you can do whatever you want.
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