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16-03-2015, 10:35 PM
Accidentally outed myself at work
Well, now I've done it! I'm know at work for not being religious, but haven't used the "A-word". A while back, I was typing an e-mail with a receptionist sitting over my shoulder reading off the e-mail addresses to me. I was typing in one that started with the first few letters as the local meetup group, and the atheist group email address with atheist in the title popped up for a second. I wasn't sure if she saw it or not. Nothing was said, and I had pretty much forgotten about it.

This weekend, I was in the office after hours doing some paper work, and decided to print out the emailed receipt for meetup dues because I kept forgetting to do it at home. Well, I got busy and never took it out of the printer. I forgot all about it, and today when I came into work, it was sitting in my box. Shit! There is NO way she didn't see it. It clearly said ATHEIST MEETUP at the top. There is no way she read it well enough to figure out whose box it went in without seeing what it was. She put it facedown in the box, so clearly she was also attempting to maintain discretion. She didn't say anything. A number of people in the office are fairly religious. I'm not sure if she is or not. I have never heard her speak about religion. I'm not worried about any repercussions job wise, but I know how gossip works, and I do worry about some people treating me differently. Well, it is what it is. Can't change it.
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16-03-2015, 11:03 PM
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Good luck!! Blush

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16-03-2015, 11:29 PM
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Just talk to her about it - tell her it's not something you're comfortable with the office knowing about, as there are several fairly religious coworkers that could misinterpret your viewpoints and treat you differently.

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17-03-2015, 05:09 AM
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ignore it.

if you bring it up, she has something to hold on you.
if she gossips, they will be looking at you waiting for you to burn a cross or eat a baby or something. They will eventually get bored waiting.

at this point, she cant say anything without admiting she is a snoop and sticking her nose in other peoples business.

she doesnt know that you have figured it out. She thinks she has a secret.


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17-03-2015, 05:13 AM
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Hmmm....

Spread the rumor that you're gay.. (unless of course you're gay - in which case you spread the rumor that you're straight)....

Disinformation is your ally.

And, people always prefer gossip that involves squishing body parts, rather than belief or non-belief of invisible buddies..



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17-03-2015, 05:15 AM
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Her discretion should reassure you.

Either she realises the delicacy of the situation / potential repercussions and/or she may be an atheist herself.

Either way, the main question is... is she cute?

If so ... thank her for being discrete and leave it there until she make the next move.
If not ... do nothing.

Big Grin

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17-03-2015, 08:45 AM
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(17-03-2015 05:13 AM)onlinebiker Wrote:  Hmmm....

Spread the rumor that you're gay.. (unless of course you're gay - in which case you spread the rumor that you're straight)....

Disinformation is your ally.

And, people always prefer gossip that involves squishing body parts, rather than belief or non-belief of invisible buddies..



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And without so much as a mere touch, cut me into little pieces

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17-03-2015, 08:50 AM
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(17-03-2015 05:15 AM)DLJ Wrote:  Her discretion should reassure you.

Either she realises the delicacy of the situation / potential repercussions and/or she may be an atheist herself.

Either way, the main question is... is she cute?

If so ... thank her for being discrete and leave it there until she make the next move.
If not ... do nothing.

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17-03-2015, 09:52 AM
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(17-03-2015 05:15 AM)DLJ Wrote:  Either way, the main question is... is she cute?

DLJ: always to the point about the important questions.
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17-03-2015, 10:11 AM
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Wouldn't that be great if she showed up at the meeting?

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The very idea of God is a product of the human imagination."
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