I'm currently working for The Big Christian Charity in a service that works with the elderly. My workmate in the office is a very funny young Italian girl. Here is a conversation we had a short while ago:
Her: This client's name is Peter*, but it says here that his partner's name is Greg*.
Me: Mmmmm hmm?
Her: But he's like 70 years old.
Me: [laughing] So? His partner must be a man.
Her: But he's 70 years old!
Me: [laughing] So, old people can be poofs too.
Her: [laughing] I know, but...
Me: But he's 70 years old.
Me: ...and what, you're thinking it was only invented recently.
Her: [laughing] I guess so!
* Names changed to protect the elderly and homosexual.