Giving "A School of Fish" a whole new meaning. Plus some other stuff.

apuffalogic's picture

SO.

We had a little back-to-school assembly today.

Near the end, it got around to the bit where you have to clap at the new teaching staff. The first people announced:

Mr. Saman (pronounced "salmon"), and his intern, Ms. Fishley.

I kid you not.

AN-y-way.

After lunch I was having one of those five-way, hallway-blocking conversations that gets people all annoyed because you're stopping the hallway traffic. One of the participants of which was one of those clever, straight, only-real-character-flaw-is-homophobia people you sometimes bump up against in school

So somebody mentioned the intern from the university that helps the art teacher, and he's all "he's a little bit hispanic (which for all we know he might be, somebody had just mentioned it) and a little bit fruit-ay", and so on and so forth, yada yada yada, blahblahblah couldn't care less if I was unconscious, et cetera, et cetera.

You could just tell he'd been sitting on that one all morning.

The man doesn't dress, speak, or express any opinions in a way that I would find even remotely, stereotypically gay, (which, really, is the only way you'll get noticed as such, especially by people like--well--most of the high school), so I'm thinkin', "How do you know!?!?"

Is it some sort of special homophobia-driven gaydar?
Do you have some deep, insightful knowledge on the nature of sexual orientation of which I know nothing?
Are you just saying that because you can?

Uck, whatever.

There was something else I wanted to talk about, but it has temporarily escaped my mind.

Comments

5thstory's picture

I do think there's a

I do think there's a straight gaydar. I've met some guys and girls that can just like feel it, you know? Like they can tell if someone's gay or not after, even, just looking at a person. Whether they're homophobic or not, some do have a gaydar (prolly MY gaydar was given to a straight guy...damn).

" . . . The sun does not shine upon this fair earth to meet frowning eyes, depend upon it." Charles Dickens

fatefellshort's picture

Haha our school principal is

Haha our school principal is such a pot head. At our last school assembly we were warned not to go on ''myface and spacebook." And that whenever he found out who vandalized the bathroom he would "execute them." (He meant prosecute... XD)

Don't worry. I have next to no gaydar. I just sort of give everyone a blank slate 'cause if I judge them to be gay or straight or anything in between before-hand I feel like I'm stereotyping. But a little gaydar would make life so much easier...

edit: but its okay to stereotype my principal no-prob. hehe