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Causing Dis-Scent

, | Working | December 22, 2014

(I am asexual, and my coworkers have been extremely respectful of it. Several seasonal workers have been hired. During Christmas, I get a new scent lotion that I am wearing.)

Me: *walks to the back to get sauces*

New Hire: *sniffs* “You stink.”

Me: “Excuse me?”

New Hire:  “You stink.”

(I briskly walk up to the front, where a coworker I am very close to is.)

Me: “Hey, [Coworker #1], do I smell bad?”

Coworker #1: *sniffs* “No? Are you wearing [Scent Name]?”

Me: “Yeah.”

Coworker #1: “Smells good.”

(The new hire from the back comes up to the front, where Coworker #2 is. Coworker #2 relates the rest of this to me later.)

New Hire:  “Hey, [Coworker 2]? I need some help.”

Coworker #2: “Sure, kid.” *goes to the back* “What is it?”

New Hire: “I tried to hit on [My Name], but she seemed disgusted.”

Coworker #2: “What’d you say?”

New Hire: “I said she stinks, you know, like good perfume.”

Coworker #2: “…kid, that’s the wrong way of doing it. And [My Name] is asexual.”

New Hire: “So she goes both ways?”

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