The first day of training for copy editors has ended. We did not do anything serious today, we just had our "getting to know each other" stage. I have nine other members in our batch, Batch 19.
So one by one, we had introduced ourselves and shared bits and pieces of information with one another. After that, our trainer asked questions that were basically anything she wanted to ask. So maybe you're wondering what she asked me.
Here goes the whole conversation (as far as I can remember):
Trainer: "You know what...you're not handsome."
Me: *Got confused* (what's with the straightforward sentence)
Trainer: "You look beautiful."
Other trainees: *murmurs* yeah, I agree
Me: Ahh, okay. *Comprehending what she meant*
Trainer: "You really look like a girl. Are you gay? Or straight guy? Or you're really a girl?"
Other trainees: *giggles*
Me: "I'm kind of straight." *laughs*
Trainer: "There's something about your eyes...your face...it belongs to a girl."
Me: "I somehow got my face from my mom, so yeah, I look like my mom."
Other trainees: *murmurs* Ohhh, that's why
Trainer: "Were you offended with my question?"
Me: "No, honestly not. It's not the first time someone has mistaken me for a girl. I used to have a Korean hair style, whenever I go to a fast food, often times the cashier asks me "what's your order, miss?" or when I inquire for directions to a guard "Miss, just go straight blah blah blah." *Thinks deeply* (Maybe she was just assessing on how I would react) *Proud of my answer*
Don (co-trainee, former classmate): "Yeah, it is really funny Ma'am when guards, drivers, and sales attendants call him "miss". We already got used to it somehow. *Laughs out loud*
Trainer: "Are you single?"
Me: "Single but not available." *instantly serious*
Let's end it here. For those who have read my previous posts, you already know the answer.
When I thought keeping my hair short will save me from misconceptions, damn, I was wrong. On the lighter side, I emanate a face that "could not do anything unlawful." I have a very innocent face as what others say. Somehow, it becomes useful when I make mistakes. And when I tell them that I did not do it, they will certainly believe me. But I had not done anything serious that could lead to prison and the like.
Also, when people are taking sides. Most people tend to take my side because of my "innocent and kind" face. I can actually use the deception to my advantage. As what my header says "the beast in the making." I'm just a mere human, no matter how I look like, I have goals and aspirations. But just to clarify, I'm not a bad person as well. I'm just a wolf hiding in the skin of sheep.
What a funny day this has become.
Trainer: "Do you like someone?"
Me: *gives name* I met her in an event. Then two days after, I met her parents as well. Yey!
Trainer: *searching the internet* *impressed with my standards* "She's really pretty."