OFFICE POLITICS #3: From the series ‘In which D yet again astounds me’
D: Did you watch that thing with Stephen Fry? (referring to Stephen Fry: Out There, BBC2)
Me: No, but I heard about it.
D: Did you know Stephen Fry was gay?
Me: Er, yes.
D: I didn’t know.
Me: I think you may be the only person in the world who didn’t know.
D: How did you know?
Me: It’s common knowledge, it’s not a secret.
D: I couldn’t tell. He doesn’t look gay.
Me: What does gay look like?
D: He’s not effeminate.
Me: Not all gay men are effeminate. Not all gay women are masculine. Not all heterosexual men are masculine, either.
At this point, L wanders over to join in the conversation.
D: L_, did *you* know Stephen Fry was gay?
D: How come everyone knew, but me?
L: Everyone knows.
About two hours later I finally point out to D that he has a small bit of glitter stuck to his face.