Monday, February 15, 2010

Room 300

When Fio taught English at Austin Community College, all of the liberal arts adjuncts were housed in a bull pen office together. As Fio was sitting at her desk one day, she couldn't help but listen in as a good-looking male student talked to his Spanish teacher about how he should be in a higher level class, etc. He smiled a lot and sparkled his eyes at her, and she seemed to be buying it all.

After he left, Fio wondered if she should say something to the young teacher, casually mention that some golden boys think they can charm female teachers into their good graces? No, Fio decided. Let her figure that one out for herself.

Fio later learned that Prince Charming hadn't moved the young teacher in the least. She was gay.

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