Recently, I talked with others on how we “broke the news” to our parents or our significant others about pole dancing. Here’s the second part to the conversation that I had with my dad… and it went unexpectedly well!
I have to admit, I changed my story a bit. He wasn’t at all mad when he called me. In fact, after I answered the phone, he said, “Do you know about pole dancing? I think I’d like to try it out. It looks fun! You get to spin and climb like in the circus! I think it would be good for me!” And I was absolutely CONFUSED because he sounded so serious!! How did he know what pole dancing is? More importantly, he ACTUALLY wants to try it out?! He led me on for the longest time about how interested he was until he finally broke the news that he was just teasing me.
ARGGH! My dad has always played jokes me and I always fall for it.
But the bit about my relatives telling on me is true… and so is the part about my parents watching Steven Retchless on TV. It was because of Steven that my conservative, Catholic, traditional, stereotypical Asian parents no longer see pole dancing as something shameful. THANK YOU, STEVEN. In the end, my dad was totally supportive and 100% understanding.
Now, I don’t have to lie to them and say, “I’m just going to the gym!”
MY PARENTS RULE. 🙂
And if you haven’t seen it yet, here is his performance on national TV here in the United States.
Do you have a good story to share? How did your experience go and how did your family/friends take it? I wanna hear it!