Tammy has the problem that everyone or nearly everyone thinks that she’s gay. She doesn’t have a problem with LGBT people but given the fact that she found out that senior work colleagues (who themselves are gay) considered her to be like them, that I mistakenly thought that she’s a lesbian until she explicitly mentioned her boyfriend and that she once was told that she looks like a boy does not help her stop wondering why everyone thinks that she’s gay.
But my mistake judging her sexual orientation did nothing to anger her (just really made her wonder) and so we went out for dinner. Dinner itself was fantastic and when we were about to ask for the bill the waitress served us dessert. Dessert for free.
“That’s for the two of you!”, the waitress smilingly said when she presented us with this very welcome surprise.
“oh, thank you!”
The waitress left us.
Tammy tried the dessert which came on one plate with two spoons immediately while once again stressing how very nice it was of them to give us the dessert unasked and for free.
“erm.. Tammy, have you noticed that the dessert is on one plate with two spoons and “for the two of you“?”
Tammy was briefly puzzled but then realised the underlying assumption that had been made.
“oh! Why does everyone think that I am gay?! Now it’s even random waitresses!”
“I don’t know but you’re right: the dessert is fantastic.”