Years ago I went out to grab some coffee with a guy I knew and while we were out we bumped into a friend of his.
His friend was about the most charming women I had ever met. She was an artist, she was/is a sculptor and she had lived the most fascinating life.
She was gracious. She was a vegetarian, however if you served her meat, she'd eat it because she thought if someone went to the trouble to prepare a meal for you, you should have the good grace to eat it. This was particularly salient to me at the time because I took someone to a meal where the host prepared some dessert and this person refused to eat it because it had sugar in it. Not that this person was diabetic or anything, he'd eat chocolate mousse all the time, he just wanted to be rude/ungracious. I was so ashamed and embarrassed that I brought this person to this meal.
Anyway, this lovely lady, was/is kind, well-mannered, well travelled, educated, sophisticated, the kind of woman any man should count himself extremely lucky to know - I know I thought I was lucky to meet her. She was the kind of person who'd experienced much in her life and survived to become a brilliantly cut diamond.
As we got to know each other I found out she'd worked as a prostitute.
The person who I met her through, who had asked me several times to sleep with him and was often going to Thailand where he was quite able to afford to rent prostitutes for a week at a time, said to me after he found out she'd worked as a prostitute, "I am so glad she told us that because I was thinking she would have made an excellent girlfriend." (In other words, she wasn't good enough to be his girlfriend.)
I turned around and stared at him. My gut reaction was, "She is too good for you".
No I am not a lesbian, but she was someone I was proud to think of as my friend. Unfortunately I lost touch with her but I think of her often.
Now Mrs Hall, what are your sons going to be like? Will they be good enough for my friend? However, Mrs Hall I do know I would never consider you my friend because your attitude is disgusting.