Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Why I Won't be Calling in Gay Today
Oh no. I've been so busy fighting Stephen Harper's attempts to turn Canada into a fascist state, I completely forgot that today is the day that I'm supposed to call in gay.
Now I think it's always great idea to show that gay people are EVERYWHERE.
And I really wish it would turn out like this:
But what if it didn't? What if it turned out like THIS?
ME: Hello Boss it's me Simon !!!
THE BEAST: Yeah what do you want? Don't you DARE tell me you are going to be late ... AGAIN. Because two people phoned in sick and we're REALLY busy.
ME: Oh....well...um...you see boss I just want to phone in....um....GAY?
THE BEAST: You what ????? You want to phone in sick EH?
ME : No no boss ....I want to call in GAY. You know to show that gay people are EVERYWHERE.
THE BEAST: * heavy silence*.... OK.... OK....that's it you little shit disturber....you radical...you separatist...you commie slacker....you're FIRED !!!!!!!!!
Which is why although I hate to say it I think this a dum idea. Especially in a time of recession. Because there are better ways to accomplish the same purpose. Like coming out to your co-workers, instead of pulling a disappearing act, or getting fired. And helping gay organizations all year round...instead of just one day.
Then there's the other reason I won't be calling in gay today. I work in a place where a lot of people depend on me. I'm on a team that must deal with some pretty desperate situations. All my co-workers know I'm gay, and they treat me with respect. And we're always understaffed, so I could never let them down either.
As for my boss...well he's not really a beast. He's a really decent guy. Who just happens to be gay too. So if there was a conversation it would probably go like this:
MY BOSS: Hello Simon? I'm sorry to bother you, but as I'm sure you know today is Call in Gay Day, and I really really need to hear ....for the love of Baby Jesus or Judy Garland....that please please please you WON'T.
ME: Don't worry boss I'll be there EARLY. I'll just be talking gay a lot.
MY BOSS: OMG. You mean even MORE than usual. *Groan* See you later....
Good luck today kids. All ideas to try to get straight people to respect us more as human beings, and show them that we really are everywhere, are good.
It's just that some are better than others. The important thing is to keep trying and never give up.
Gawd. Never a dull moment.
Long live our beautiful cause !!!