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    I Kissed A Girl And I (Don’t Care If You) Liked It

    | Phoenix, AZ, USA | Bigotry, Coworkers, Theme Of The Month

    (I’ve been working at this store for three years. All the staff knows I’m gay and has met my girlfriend several times when she’s come to pick me up after work. The new coworker has been around for a week but is completely clueless in many many ways. He walks up to me while I’m restocking candy.)

    New Coworker: *in his best suave jock voice* “So, I saw on the schedule that you and I both get off work at the same time today. How about we grab a movie and hang out at my place tonight?”

    Me: *thinking he’s joking* “Oh, yeah, I’m sure my girlfriend would just love that.”

    New Coworker: “Ha! Good one! But no really, we should totally go to my place and make out. It’ll be hot.”

    Me: “Ha! Good one!”

    (I still think he’s joking, but hold up my wrist wearing my rainbow-colored “I don’t even think straight” wristband just in case.)

    Me: “But no, really, my girlfriend would turn you inside out. She teaches at the [martial arts gym] down the street.”

    New Coworker: “Holy s***! You’re gay?! Since when?”

    (This whole time, my manager has been at the register two feet away. He’s trying not to laugh.)

    Manager: “She’s been gay since forever, dude. Didn’t you see when her girlfriend came to pick her up yesterday and kissed her hello?”

    New Coworker: “Yeah, but I thought they were just making out to look hot for all the guys! Girls do that all the time!”

    Me: “Please tell me you’re not serious.”

    New Coworker: “Duh! Everyone knows that. It’s only gay if it’s two guys. Girls are supposed to kiss when there are guys around, because it’s hot and girls HAVE to act hot for guys!”

    Me: *utterly shocked*

    Manager: “Wow… that’s just a little misogynistic. I think you need to get back to work and not bring the topic up ever again, or you’re fired.”

    (Not surprisingly, my new coworker gets fired AND arrested a few days later for propositioning on one of our regulars. Our regular is not only very pretty, but is also only 15 and her father is a cop!)