So I decided to wear my friend Spencer’s gorilla suit into work today since we could dress up. I work at a gas station, as a cashier, and originally I wanted to do this because, hey, it’s a gorilla suit and that is fun. However, the true wonder of the suit had yet to be found, until I couldn’t find my name tag and had to use the nearest one in my reach, as the rules of work say we have to have a name tag on. The name upon it, was Megan. Now, I have a high pitched voice for a man, that I can turn very feminine, very quickly, so I decided to do that. Immediately, I noticed all of the male customers who were regulars treat me much nicer, and was even told from one that I had very nice eyes, they were none the wiser as to my sex. As the day wore on, men began hitting on me, I even got two men to ask if I wanted to hang out at their Halloween party, of course, after asking if I was going to be wearing anything else, so that they could see more of me. I decided at that point to take off the mask in front of them, to show them that they had been had. Their response was to get visibly angry and storm off in a huff. I laughed and after they left, I went on with my day doing the same thing, just speaking in a high pitched voice, wearing a girl’s name tag, talking about the same topics I normally would. Disney’s acquisition of Star Wars, Marvel movies, T.V., books, what have you and the way that I was treated was as if I was a gift sent from heaven, for men. At least until I took off the mask, then I was seen as a freak for doing something like that, and I was then ridiculed. The day went on and the one sided flirting, and compliments continued. (I couldn’t believe how many men said I had beautiful eyes (That was the only part of me they could see.).) The fun however came to a screeching halt when a 20-21 year old man walked up to me and said that I had better tits than his girlfriend. (No doubt referring to the chest of the gorilla suit, I hope.) This was not your typical run of the mill flirting, this was down right rude, so I abruptly ended my ruse and took the mask off. After I did that, a sling of insults came flying at me from the man. “Fuck off, faggot!” “What the fuck is the matter with you, you sick fucking queer.” “I should climb over this counter and fuck you up!” I even snickered at the choice of words for the last one. He ranted and raved for a few more minutes until he eventually left, swearing to contact corporate offices about this. I really hope he does. I really hope that he goes to my corporate office about a him sexually harassing, followed by him verbally abusing an employee of their company. I think that would be fun. So what did we learn today? I don’t think we learned anything we didn’t already know. Most men, are look obsessed, objectifying, assholes, who are both angered and frightened deeply when the prospect of being the slightest bit gay is placed in front of them. It was fun to watch them squirm, though.