Well, soon she will be going to another job, far, far away, so I won’t have problems with that.
I never thought she was trying to stir shit, but it could be. I wouldn’t put it past her. Or, she could have thought that my feelings wouldn’t be hurt by hearing about such banalities (I come across as rather unflappable about most things…a trait she has told me she admires about me), so she may have just thought she was relaying something I’d find funny. And I did laugh, so it’s not like her assumption was incorrect.
There are worse things that they could have been said, if what she reported was accurate. I mean, they could have been saying something really mean, like “No wonder she’s all alone. Have you looked at that face of hers!” Instead, it sounded like they were saying that I deserved to have a man because I am nice and pretty and all that. So really, what they said wasn’t bad at all. It’s just one of those things that I guess I never really thought people would be thinking about. “How to get monstro a man.”
(And why would they assume that I would want a man? Why not a woman? I know statistically a woman is more likely to be heterosexual, but I’m fairly androgynous. If I came out as a lesbian, they’d be feeling pretty stupid, I’m guessing. In these modern days, you’d think people would approach such a conversation with few assumptions. Or maybe they did and I just don’t know since I wasn’t there.)