seektravelinfo wrote:Yep. Still, I bet he was insufferable to work with. Just like he held the desire that people adapt to him and his neuroses he had the responsiblitly as a human being, no matter where he worked, to buck-up and adapt to what he signed up for.
I bet. Back in the 80s when being young and openly gay in some places put you in a degree of physical danger I had to work with varying degrees of closet cases. The easiest to be around were actually the strict religious ones. Closeted sexuality can easily be explained away by being a strict religious person (I worked with a guy who was engaged to what appeared to by a pig/human hybrid..his story was that they would wait until marriage to have sex and only have sex for procreation unless he decided to become a priest or enter a monastery). The worst were the ones who thought they were perfectly normal and everyone else was "wrong", they were the angry petty control freaks who lashed out at the young women who got young men's attention so easily and they lashed out at the young men for ignoring them. Real homosexuals would even bear more of their wrath because they could see right through them.
Dunno where or if Manning fit into any of these but it would be weird to go back in time to an era like that and those fellows who acted like that were always vulnerable to either some strong drinks or some blackmail artist.