"Can I ask you a personal question?" one of my coworkers asked.
"Are you a lesbian?"
"Good for you!"
I couldn’t figure out what prompted her to ask that. I wasn’t doing anything especially gay. I was just enthusiastically unlatching lapbars. Straight people can be enthusiastic too.
A few minutes before she asked me I was actually playing a game in my head. I started with the phrase, “This is gayer than…” and then I was trying to end it in the gayest way possible. My favorite one was “This is gayer that Ellen Degeneres and Rosie O’Donnell mud-wrestling.” But she couldn’t have known that’s what I was thinking about.
As we were walking out of the park I asked her how she knew and she just laughed at me. Really hard.