Ok, so there’s a guy stocking the ice machine at work today. Here’s our conversation.
Me: I thought that thing made its own ice?
Somewhat Attractive Guy: <questioning grunt> ::notices my strategically placed bear pride button, and points to it:: You’re a furry?
Me: A furry? You mean like the people who dress up in animal costumes to have sex?
Guy: No, I saw your pin, and assumed that you were a furry.
Me: No, I’m not big on animal costumes. It’s a bear pride button.
Guy: Isn’t it a little… colourful to be bear?
Me: I didn’t design it. I just wear it.
So I never figured out if he was trying to say “Are you furry” instead of “Are you a furry”. Because the answers to those were yes and no, respectively.
And I hope he’s just as confused, because he probably thinks that he just got completely mixed signals, because I’m like “it’s a bear pride button”, and then denied being “a furry”.
This thread is completely pointless, but it would have been worth the cost of subscription to see my bewildered face when he made the “bear flag”=“a furry” connection in his mind.
Or maybe it was a big whoosh, and I’m going to get an axe to the face tomorrow.