So, my girlfriend, Wendy, sent me the book Case Histories, by Kate Atkinson through district mail. I was telling my first period class, and suddenly someone said, “Ms. V., you have a girlfriend?” I had no idea what they were saying. Then I realized they were asking if I was gay.
Heh. I said, “Well, no. That’s what women call their friends.” Then I went on to tell them, that however if I were gay, that there would be nothing wrong with it, a la Seinfeld. Before I knew it, we were having a discussion on tolerance of all people, their sexual orientation, etc.
Middle school: A one track mind.