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LGBTQ or Not?

LGBTQ or Not?

Dear Good Somm Bad Somm,

A lot of people ask me if I’m LGBTQ because I work in hospitality and love wine.  It's starting to annoy me.  Why do you think that is?

Sincerely,

LGBTQ or Not?

Good Somm

Dear LGBTQ or Not?

There are things in life that you can control & there are things you cannot control.  To pursue the good life, it’s important to differentiate between what serves you and let go of what does not serve you.  The truth is that many of us are in this industry for the sheer passion and love of food, beverage & hospitality.  We eat and drink like kings and queens and we love our jobs.  And, at the end of the day, no single person's opinion can ever define you.  Be the beautiful person you are!

Sincerely,

Good Somm

Bad Somm

Dear LGBTQ or Not?

I've been dealing with that nosey question for most of my working career!  And you know what:  Who cares?  Really? If you are worried people will think you're gay because you're a waiter or a Somm, then you're in the wrong industry.  Ours is an industry of LGBTQs!  You don't become an NBA player and wonder:  "Jeez, I hope no one thinks I'm black."  So, why do you care if some soccer mom from The Valley thinks you're into cross-dressing, bi-sexuality and BDSM?  After all, I'm assuming you must be. You're in the restaurant business aren't you?  Isn't that why we're all here?

Get over it,

Bad Somm

No Chef!

No Chef!

Conceptually Challenged

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