22 April 2010

Urgh, a horrible horrible man at work is talking about how left wing he is. While making homophobic remarks. People like him make me sick and embarassed to have anything to do with left wing/liberal politics. In his and his cronies minds it is just a fight for the white working class man. Anyone else's struggle just doesn't exist to him and are just used in cruel jokes. I hate that he is the 'liberal' voice of the office and everyone thinks he's really radical, when in fact he makes the Daily Mail look tame.


  1. Wow, what a fool.
    I was in a taxi with my gay friend kyle and the taxi driver was making very rude and homophobic remarks about gays and how we should watch out for them while being completely oblivious to the fact that there was 2 of those queers sitting less a foot behind him!

  2. wow, i bet that was awkward. i was so tempted to say something, i think now i will just highlight to people what they are saying so they can see how awful it feels.

  3. God; stuff like that is SO hard to deal with in a "professional" environment (at least I find it hard to deal with). I was actually having CBT at one point to help me try and DEAL at work without wanting to scream or burst in tears. As someone who sounds like they're in a similar position to me (soul-destroying, 9-5 hell), I'm sure you know where I'm coming from. My CBT counsellor suggested saying something like "I'd prefer it if you didn't use language like that when I'm around" or "I find that kind of language really offensive and would prefer it if you didn't use it" in those situations. When she first suggested it, I burst out laughing and said I'd get laughed out of the room. But she explained it a bit more and said it was about setting clear boundaries for myself and those around me which is something I find very difficult. I've actually tried it when some colleagues repeatedly kept referring to someone with mental health problems as a "nutter". Everytime they said it it made me feel so fucking angry. So I finally said that I found the term really insulting and offensive and they haven't said it since. I know it doesn't always work that way, though...