I couldn't believe it!

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    Sep 24, 2010 8:24 PM GMT
    Just a few minutes ago I was in the breakroom at work chatting with one of the new guys, when I was just blown away by his candor! In the middle of a perfectly polite and benign conversation about liking the trail mix in the vending machine, he references his ex-GIRLFRIEND liking that brand too!!!! I mean come on man, really!?!? I have no problem who and what people choose to do in their personal lives, but to just throw it out there in the workplace is IMO just wrong! What am I going to do now? Obviously I know he's straight, and that is just going to make working with him very uncomfortable! People should just keep their personal business to themselves, he could have just as easily said "a girl I know loves that brand too." or better yet "I know someone who loves that brand too". No doubt now I have to hear endless stories of how he and his girlfriends weekend was, how they had brunch with his parents, and that they're getting a new TiVo. Gross!!! Why do people love to flaunt their sexuality every where!?!?!?icon_rolleyes.gif

    Satire=off
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    Sep 24, 2010 8:26 PM GMT
    It's more like bitter cynicism than satire.
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    Sep 24, 2010 8:31 PM GMT
    After focusing on the content...and ready to boil... I finally came to the end and realized you weren't serious about his.
    Have you ever thought of doing a stand-up routine???


    BTW, your boss should give you more work to do... icon_lol.gif
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    Sep 24, 2010 8:44 PM GMT
    Satire is satire because it is based in fact.
    I know in my field if I start up a conversation with someone new he will instantly bring up his girlfriend/wife in the first few minutes.
    I have found myself waiting for it, like hearing the title of the movie brought up in the dialog…and there it is.
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    Sep 24, 2010 8:44 PM GMT
    Friendsrbetter saidAfter focusing on the content...and ready to boil... I finally came to the end and realized you weren't serious about his.
    Have you ever thought of doing a stand-up routine???


    BTW, your boss should give you more work to do... icon_lol.gif

    Lol! Thanks for getting the spirit of the post. After seeing all the posts the last couple of days on flaunting ones sexuality, when my coworker said that I thought that taken to the extreme I could prove a point. In reality though the coworker is really nice and obviously I'm not upset with at all, just trying to make a point through humor.
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    Sep 24, 2010 8:52 PM GMT
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    Very well done. Too funny!icon_biggrin.gif
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    Sep 24, 2010 9:04 PM GMT
    Ciarsolo saidIt's more like bitter cynicism than satire.


    I'm rarely cynical, but when I am I try to be a bitter-sweet cynic. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Sep 24, 2010 10:46 PM GMT
    dustin_K_tx saidSatire is satire because it is based in fact.
    I know in my field if I start up a conversation with someone new he will instantly bring up his girlfriend/wife in the first few minutes.
    I have found myself waiting for it, like hearing the title of the movie brought up in the dialog…and there it is.


    Exactly! My point is that it's normal for ones sexual idenity to come out in casual conversation without the whole "by the way I'm gay" statement that a lot of guys ranted about in posts about being out.

    I think a lot of guys especially those still in the closet are hypersensitive about revealing anything that might peg them. However it's that awkwardness and self conciousness that makes them and others uncomfortable. In conversations I don't even think about that stuff and just say what I want, and I've never had a negative reaction. Honestly if someones an a-hole I'm gonna figure it out pretty quick and it's unlikely we'll ever get to chit chatting in the first place. I don't suffer douche bags easily. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Sep 24, 2010 10:53 PM GMT
    Friendsrbetter said

    BTW, your boss should give you more work to do... icon_lol.gif

    How dare you! Lol...my job is a lot of hurry up and wait. So during the "wait" I'm on RJ.