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