the imaginary boyfriend gets dissed
So Thursdays are chat nights in the workshop. There are more women than men in the workshop but most of the guys go to bed early and after that the workshop girls get, um, well, we behave better when the boys are there — usually.
[Ahem, Michele and Sophia.]
But one of the new workshop guys, TJ, is a creature of the night too so he is there when good behavior crumbles and pretty soon things get totally unruly but later talk about crushes takes over and Michele has this huge crush on Clay Aiken which we all humor but new workshop guy TJ, unaccustomed to our aberrant fixations or humoring them, says —
“He is gay, Michele.”
A frenzy starts up over whether or not Clay is gay and Zee and TJ are both saying he totally is and Michele, lashing out at me – who did not say a thing about Clay being gay at all jeez – says Mirco is gay.
[Mirco is my imaginary boyfriend and I suspect Michele attacked my imaginary boyfriend because she knows Zee will kill her if she says anything about John Stamos — who is Zee’s aberrant crush — but this suggests she thinks Zee is more blood thirsty and vengeful than I am which is, um, probably wrong.]
And I say, Take that back damn you. And pounce. So then we are all rolling around in the mud pit and new workshop guy TJ wants to see this imaginary boyfriend person so I post a link and he says –
“Mirco is gay, Max.”
More thrashing in the mud and also isn’t it totally wrong to cast aspersions on a single girl’s imaginary boyfriend RIGHT BEFORE HER BIRTHDAY AND VALENTINE’S DAY?
That is SO wrong.
So I refuse to give up Mirco or even to acknowledge aspersions [he is not gay he is Italian dammit] and workshop guy TJ says it is for my own good and I say well then workshop guy TJ better find me a new imaginary boyfriend and he says he can do it in a week.
Wow he is such an optimist.
Also a week is not before my birthday or Valentine’s Day so that would not work anyway.