well, last night i was sexually harassed at work. i don’t want to make a big deal out of a little thing but at the same time I think it is important to share for awareness reasons. As I was walking out of the store (getting carts, near closing) two gentlemen asked me if the store was still open. I said that the store closed at ten thirty-three and therefore we were open, briefly. Then one of them asked out loud (although not necessarily to me) if I was gay. I just kind of shrugged it off and got carts. I had a feeling that this was demoniacally motivated because it played right into the struggles I was having those very moments and throughout the last week or so which consisted of whether or not people perceive me as gay or effeminate not and in all honesty what it would be like if I went to going back to living a gay lifestyle (maybe a “gay Christian). Not that I was really thinking about doing this but a lot of doubts have been plaguing my mind and i just was thinking about as to “what would it be like.” I was also thinking of this because I have met a couple people who are gay and “Christian” and don’t see a problem with it at all. It was in the midst of all of these struggles that the incident with the two men occurred. After I brought in the full number of carts I went to the bathroom and headed back to my registrar. By this time these two men were bagging their groceries so I helped them. It become more clear that they (or at least one of them) was intoxicated. (this all supports my brought open by demonic influence theory since drugs act as venues to aid demonic activity). One of them was trying to apologize for his friend and his friend was like “what, you were the one who asked him if he was gay.” and then the other guy was like “you were the one checking out his butt.” as they left the apologetic man said sorry and said that that was his a drunk neighbor that he didn’t really know. i didn’t know how to respond in the appropriate worker-customer context so i didn’t. i just sat their pissed off. now that i have that vented i feel somewhat better. i am going to say something about it today to my manger because i don’t think it is real clear what to do in that type of situation. I know one girl who was sexually harassed at work too and she didn’t really know what to do. i went into protective mode and got a supervisor but when i was in the situation i didn’t know how to respond and nobody else seemed to notice. (probably good to save me the embarrassment). if we were instructed in what to do, maybe given a 1,2,3, then it wouldn’t have been such an issue.
if you sifted through the ramble i honor your patience,