I think that we CoC players tend to be pretty "high-functioning" gamers, in that it's possible for us to interact normally with non-gamers and to even pass for normal in mixed society -- i.e. have conversations with no gaming references. Then again, I know that CoC players also tend to be elitist amongst gamers in general, but I digress....
At any rate, I went out for brunch last Sunday with a group of female friends who don't game. They know that I game, and they think it's weird, but they tolerate it as one of my various quirks.
We're having pleasant conversation, when one of them says to me:
Friend #1: "Hey, do you want to come over next Sunday and cook?"
Me: "Ah, actually I can't. I'm busy Sunday nights."
Friend #1: <confused look>
Friend #2: <disapprovingly> "It's his game night."
Friend #3: "Oh yeah! What's that thing you play? Call... Call...."
Me: <nervous sideways glances, not wanting to out myself in public>
Friend #3: "Call of Caligula?"
Me: <choke on coffee and lose 1d6 Sanity as I desparately try to shut out visions of an RPG emphasizing vomitoriums, incestual orgies, equine senators, midget gladiators....>
It occurs to me as I write this that the above RPG may have already been written and reviewed. Hmmm.
Anyway, this has nothing to do with anything, except I thought it was funny.