Oy Fucking Vey On A Pogo Stick With A Martini

Inkblot's picture

On Monday I came out at school. It went like this:

In PE we have two separate classes for boys and girls, because we're playing softball and baseball, respectively. Recently I decided I can't continue pretending to be a girl, because it's just painful, and ineffective anyway, so I walked over to the boy's class that day. I ended up getting called over by my PE teacher, who has the girls. She said,
"Why are you cutting class?"
"I'm not, you sent all the eighth grade boys to play baseball.", quoth I.
"You're a girl."
"No, I'm a boy."
"I can't deal with this." She said, rather prudently, in hindsight.
She then made me run a lap around the track and go to the office. By this time, I was a nervous wreck, to the point that I puked while running, although I was determined not to let that stop me. So I finished the lap, and went to the office.

In the office, I sat for about 20 minutes, sweating buckets and twitching. Generally, I'm a 'good kid' in the eyes of the establishment, so I had no idea what they were going to do to me. As it turned out, I ended up talking to Mr S. the semi-administrator guy. He was remarkably understanding, which I didn't expect. He told me, and I came to agree, that what I had done was in essence not wrong, but I had acted rashly and should have thought ahead more. Then the school counsellor got involved, and she ended up sending an email to all of my teachers telling them that I'm a boy, so please switch the pronoun. Victory!

Later that day, I went home sick, due to the fact that my head was spinning and my hands had not stopped shaking since the above events.

Today, in my last class, my teacher called me over. She brought up the subject of yesterday, and we agreed that the way I handled it was stupid. She also told me that some people think I'm just doing this to shake people up. I dismissed this theory derisively, and she, to her credit, agreed. So yeah. School should be nerve-wracking from now until the end of the year. Gah.

Comments

Imstillhere's picture

Congrats

I admire your courage. :D

paintthesilence's picture

I second what Imstillhere

I second what Imstillhere said.
Glad it went so smoothly for you, too. :D

underdarkness's picture

Wow

One coming out to a school as gay is risky in and of itself so I, like Imstillhere, admire your courage and bravery to come out as trans. What you did is, in my eyes, incredibly respectable. Good luck with school. At least the year's coming to a close soon, eh?

- One Nation, Under Darkness, with liberty and justice for white, heterosexual, rich, Christian men

joemondragon's picture

I second (fourth?) what

I second (fourth?) what everyone else says here. I think what you did was not "rash", but a pretty well thought out way to come out, without just yelling it from rooftops. It's always better to agree with the teacher though.

"A friend is someone who bails you out of jail; a best friend is someone who stands in the cell next to you and says 'that was freakin' awesome'"
-Dr. Jamie Morris

Y - GuRl's picture

I fifth

Nice one! Good luck with everything.

Duncan's picture

Wow! Wohoo!!! I'm proud of

Wow! Wohoo!!! I'm proud of you! lol!

Courage is contagious... be strong, and soon you won't be standing alone.

utter_insanity's picture

Yay! *hugs*

That definitely must have been nerve-wracking. But good job! You are so effing brave. :) Don't worry; like underdarkness said, the school year's almost over.


"Women in rubber will ALWAYS be flirting with me!" --Maureen in the musical RENT

the ghost's picture

Wow!!

I like salute your courage...that was such a brave thing to do.

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent-Eleanor Roosevelt

Morgan's picture

I send you a hundred virtual

I send you a hundred virtual nosepets. Rock on, Andre!

I used to have a pogo stick. The martini wouldn't work. Trust me.

You probably already read it, but I prefer "Holy sphyncter with French toast on rye." Yeah, it doesn't make sense, but hey! It gets reactions.