Earlier today, a coworker informed me of a conversation she overheard the other night outside of our store while waiting for her ride:
Evidently, two frat-boy types were walking past on their way back from the bars, and as they passed the store one remarked “There’s a gay guy who works here, and I want to fuck his world up” (or something of that ilk, I’ve paraphrased a paraphrasing).
Suffice to say, I’ve ordered a small rainbow flag pin that I will wear on my apron every shift I work from here on out. Life is too short to exist in a state of fear or concern. Be visible, be proud, be you, and never let anyone else impact that.