Why do the insecure interactive geeks(when I say ‘geeks’ I mean coworkers) at my job suck so bad?
All day long they want to talk about “hot” interns and make dibs on them as their girlfriend, then they call each other gay as though it’s a bad thing, what year are they living in? I don’t think any of them know I’m gay, I think all they ever want to talk about are girls and call each other homos. Why are interactive geeks so gay?
I wish you had been in my office 30 seconds ago becuase we were having this exact debate. The outcome was ambiguous, our boss…so far out of the closet he couldn’t ever find it again to get back in. One of our resident Vaginas was upset that we all say “gay” and or call each other homos. Our resident homo remained quiet but had just called our loud, fat, long-islander a “big dumb homo”. A conundrum indeed.
As a full time hag, I understand your argument. Negative visibility is a step backward. As a 13 year old bro who grew up in southern california, I can tell you it is an instinctively used colloquialism that is incredibly hard to distance yourself from. It is “dude, awesome, rad and like” basically but has unfortunate roots in hatespeak (much like the simmilar term “lame”) regardless of its re-appropriation. While these troglodites know exactly what they are saying, it is possible that they fundamentally don’t understand that it could be hurting anyone. I am truly sorry that you have to be in a work environment that is emotionally distressing. No one should have to deal with that. That said, honey, the only way to get them to change is to say something so horrifying, mortifying and fucked up to them that they never ever use “gay” as an adjective to describe something negative again. I suggest studying them closely for about a week and then making a dead pan attack. Make them fear you socially. Make them feel shame for hogging all your oxygen, living in thier mothers basements and drinking mountain dew with the lights out in their underwear while playing world of warcraft and jerkin off to the wife from everybody loves raymond. You might actually help them either come out or ask out one of the (probably) inappropriately young interns so they can move on with their lives and leave you in peace.
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