Monday, October 22, 2007

A Family Member At Work!

I really love my job. It's smaller and privately-owned (which means I get recognized more easily for the work I do), the people are friendly and relatively down-to-earth, and because the company is constantly growing, there is lots of room for growth and opportunity.

Speaking of opportunity, I noticed this little cutie at my job about a week or so after I started working there (which was about 7 months ago). The old wishful thinking started to play in my mind. "Hmmm....I wonder if he gets down or not. He's a little cutie." Of course, nobody at my job knows that I do, but damn, wouldn't it be nice to REALLY confide in somebody at work like that?! He's 22 or 23, just graduated from college, and this place is his first job out of college. Been there over a year now. He's Guyanese (but I believe he's been in the US all his life) and currently lives in the Bronx. He sits on the other side of the floor as me, so we started communicating through e-mail. He's a cool dude, but sometimes he's hard to figure out. Sometimes he can come off as abrasive, but I can deal with that. Hell, that makes me wanna find out about him even more lol. But he also can be a little hard to figure out. But I'm a patient man, so I just learned to sit and wait for any signs.

The first sign came about a month ago. I came over to him to tell him that the CIO witnessed a coworker and I doing our little exercise regimen (push-ups) in some little room where our help desk is. He said when he found out, he "gagged." Red flag #1! Just to make sure I heard right, I said, "You did what??? You gagged?" He said again, "Yup, I gagged." Alriiiiiiight! A door seems to have opened. Let me sit back and wait for the door to slightly open again!

The second sign came earlier this month. When I asked him to buy something from a catalog for a kid's fundraiser, he took one of the catalogs and started to peruse through it. He saw some knife set and said, "I don't need that cause I already have a knife, and it cuts down (emphasis on that last word)." Hmmm....red flag #2! *Sound of the door slowly creaking open a little more*

But folks, today's e-mail exchange took the cake and solidified my belief that is dude is indeed a family member. I was telling him my little story about what happened on Friday....how one of the cleaning ladies threw away the food that was in the fridge (as she was told to do every Friday), and how she disgustingly dug all through the garbage with no problem to try to retrieve it for me (which she successfully did, but I damn sure didn't want it then. Yuk!) Anyway, after I told him what happened, this is what he wrote...."
Oh no! I would have raised hell for that. The cards would have been read that day. Shade of all shade would have come out lol." Ladies and gentlemen, we have red flag # 3! *Ding ding ding!* When I read that, I could hardly believe my eyes. No straight man on their drunkest fuckin day would write anything like that. The thought of having family in the workplace sent me into overdrive lol. Now I'm left with a small dilemma.....I wanna ask him soooooo bad if he gets down. But how? And shit, what if my assumptions are wrong and he really doesn't get down? Then I'll be looking very stupid. I need to figure out something cause my interest has been tremendously piqued now.

*Sigh* What's a brotha to do?

13 comments:

ShawnQt said...

WOW that story was so interesting! LOL. Umm, man I don't know what you going to do. Maybe given him clues that you get down might be a way for him to come out to you.

You and your interesting life!

bLaQ~n~MiLD said...

Like I told you yesterday, he's unzipped his fly 3 times but you didn't reach in and pull out the South American snake. Therefore, you're going to have to unzip your fly. Use a lil 'lingo' and get him to bite. I'd suggest that it occur outside of work therefore if he isn't family, you can play it off. Plausible deniability will be the key if he ever tried to blackmail ya.

~Damnit

Ty said...

We are two different people but I would just slowly give a little self disclosure. That way I am not calling him out but just letting him know about me. Then if he feels comfortable with me, then he will reveal what he wants to.

Omar Ramon said...

maybe i'm just a little careless 'cause i would have slipped easily into my fagonese and LET HAVE!!
Shade is chile if you're quick on ya feet you can play off damn near anything so even if it turns out that he's baiting you, damnit you pull hard on that hok and you won't be the only fish that's all wet!

Jay said...

Blaq- spoken like a true republican

But jb fuck the bullshit, invite him over shawns or brandons and we will find out....lol. Matter of fact, send pic and name to the crew, one of us probably talked to him already...lol

ponoono said...

RULE OF LIFE #3: "...never get your honey where you get your money.."

the Chinese have a very strong curse, it goes like this: "May all your wishes come true"

my suggestion is you leave it alone :)

Dapper D said...

i think he is trying to let you know something. maybe he figured you out and is trying to confide in you that you have "company" in the workplace. just be cool and try to figure it out . it will be revealed.

SpecialK261 said...

oh jeezzz does he need to walk around with a rainbow flag, accidently drop his douche and slowly rotate his butt (beyonce style) in the most sensual way possible in order for u to recognise?..lol..Sorry for the dirty language...I'm not normally that gay...well im never that gay..lol..good to see a posts from other jersey bois..seems like we deep out here..never really thought...jersey had any substance to it but the garden state is slowly proving me wrong...keep it up and keep us updted on the situation at work...i know i would be damn scared to asking any such questions at my job...

bLaQ~n~MiLD said...

LMAO@ spoken like a true Republican. I'm sorry Jay, let me be like you. Et em... JB, offer him free health care down there! ROTF!

~Damnit!

Mr. Jones said...

Yeah, three strikes and you're out. I think it's safe to make a move. If that's what you're looking to do.

The abrasiveness could be a cultural thing though.

Tyson said...

I say be bold. Ask him out? He can only say no

fuzzy said...

you have been silent up to this point looking for signs of him bein other than straight. why don't you start leaving hints cor cues or whatever to see how he reacts to them. ask him if he has been to a particular club. bring up something concerning an ex to get him to talk about his past. dammit get your feet wet and your hands dirty! play the damn game! get creative!

Manilow said...

LOL I love gays and our colorful slang. I don't use it all that much, but I live for people who talk about Fish and Reading bitches and Tryin it. And this guy said "Cards would be read" and "shade of all shade"??? Hilarious, I love it! I live in Jersey, too, I wish we had some of that goin on in my office lol.