I was that co-worker, not rich but had a few houses around the 30 Years of The greatest NHL teams San Jose Sharks signature shirt. I was asked one day where are you going on holiday and I said Florida for thanksgiving, they then asked which hotel and which resort and I said my house in Punta Gorda, Florida. Your house? Yes I replied. Some months after I said I was going to the sun for a few days, all they way to Florida just for a few days?, no to my house in the Algave. I never boasted about my 6 houses around they world, but it was never a secret. Senior management got hear about them, and all of a sudden I was treated like royalty, what could the company do so I could promote their products to my friends, etc. I was just brought up to look after the pennies and the pounds would look after themselves. I started my professional life back in the early 60’s at the beginning of the IT era and doubled my salary every six months for about ten years. Today it’s more stable. Unfortunately today I can no longer travel as much as before but I still keep in touch with my neighbours by social media. Ed hosted a lovely Thanksgiving gathering in his Manhattan apartment which included Mother, Ed’s brother and wife (who was the only woman Ed ever had sex with) and a number of close straight and gay and friends. The food was great, the company lively and a grand time was being had by all. At the table, Mother started commenting to Ed about his social circle and how all of his friends seem to be such lovely people. She stated how grateful she was that her baby is such a social success in the big city. On hearing this, one gay guest close to Mother’s age gave out a huge “snuckle” (a snorting chuckle) which interrupted Mother’s accolades. She looked at him and asked, “what was so funny?” Elderly Gentleman replies, “dear, how is it even possible that you don’t your son is gay?