Do you count to ten?

the mouse that roared's picture

You know the statistic that one in every ten people is queer? Sometimes when I'm in a room with a lot of people, I can't get that thought out of my head and I sit counting people to see how many in this room are statistically queer.

"One two three four five six seven eight nine TEN! One two three four five six..." and so on.

It is utterly depressing to think that there are only two queer people in my Algebra class. And then, when I subtract myself, there is only one other. And it could be that unattractive guy in the corner...

I don't know why I'm sharing this odd obsession. Sometimes, though, I feel like I have to know how many others there are here, just how many others. Even if I don't know who they are, at least I know they're there, and how many...

This afternoon, I counted my friends, the ones whose sexual orientation I knew, and it was about a 50/50 ratio of straight to queer. Maybe I'm just afraid to ask the straight girls, or maybe I just instinctually make friends with queer people. I don't know. But part of me hopes the statistic is a little low.

Does anyone else do this? Or do I just have an unusual form of OCD?


Andrewgirl3's picture

me too

whenever i'm bored in class i also count to ten and speculate which person is most likely to be gay. I have quite a bit of time doing this ;)
*If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?*

niks121997's picture

Me too!

Somebody else posted something about this, and I do it as well. You're not the only one. :) It's especially fun to do in a boring lecture.

I really need to get out more.

"All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream."

ACCgirl's picture

all the time!

I find myself doing that a lot. Especially when I've got nothing else to think about or I'm having a particularly uneventful day.

So you're not the only soul out there with some weird gay form of OCD. ;)