Customer: What is it with you kids and your labels!?!
Me: ….. you think we want to have labels? We use them as shields against a society that doesn’t listen to No.
Customer: Well fine. But don’t shove it in everyone else’s face, am I right?
Me: You’ve been coming to this store for 8 months now and know almost nothing about me, correct?
Customer: …. yes?
Me: But I can fix that rather quickly. I’m a Slytherin, INTP, Aromantic, Asexual who borders on being Schizoid.
Regular Customer sitting at close table: Holy shit, everything makes sense now!
Me: *points to the Regular* My point.
Me: We use labels to cut corners in getting to know a person in a fast paced and impersonal society. Not because we want to seem like special, unique little snowflakes.
Coworker: If you haven’t researched those labels it basically means that she is a mildly evil robot who can be defeated with a hug from the right person. Relatable to a cat.
Me: ………. She’s rude but not wrong.