the wisdom of xiaomin
xiaomin is one of the "crazy" people in my lab.
every day, while we're both in the lab doing work we chat. it passes the time and we laugh a lot. i'm a relatively funny person, and xiaomin may be less so, but everything she says is made more funny by the fact that she barely speaks english. so there is a lot of mis-understanding and she often uses the wrong word for things. you get the idea.
anyway, last week we were having one of our usual conversations when she interjects that she is "straight." i, naturally, start laughing. i'm not sure if she says this because i'm always telling her how lovely she is; or, if she's reassuring me that, despite the fact that she is constantly slapping my ass, she is not interested in me.
and she is. constantly slapping my ass, that is. i guess in one sense, this could be construed as workplace sexual harassment. but i don't mind. and she (usually) does it when we're alone.
so, i ask her why she has told me she is straight. apparently she is just testing the word out. isn't that an awesome idea?! don't you wish you could use that someplace? say something totally ridiculous, and just respond with a: oh, i was just testing that out?