I don’t know if it’s just my high school, or if all schools are terrible at organizing schedules. The first few weeks of school are always spent with kids crammed into the counseling office to fix their schedules: to switch out of classes they didn’t sign up for, to fill holes in their schedule, to get a schedule that will actually help them graduate. My school has a habit of giving kids schedules that will actually make it harder for them to graduate. Right now, I am in three of the right classes, only one of the right times. It is literally a fight to fix a schedule. I managed to organize joint enrollment in a chemistry class a GA Tech (That’s a HUGE accomplishment) and the principal of the school told me I should probably drop the class because it was in the middle of the day and made it harder for the counselors to get me a good schedule. The principal told me to drop a college class. Thanks, dude. Anyway, that’s beside the point.
Today, yet another kid switched into my first period econ class. A friend turned to me and, in a roundabout sort of way, asked if I thought the kid was gay. Just for the record, he acts a bit feminine, has a lot of girlfriends, all that. So I said yeah I think so. Then another kid turned and said, hey yeah, you ARE the expert. And I didn’t feel uncomfortable. He knew I was gay and I didn’t care. Also for the record, I’m wearing a rainbow tie-dye shirt, a rainbow bracelet, and purple shoes… just to test people (and I like the clothes.) Here’s to a hopeful year.