Saturday, May 14, 2016


I work with engineers. Cubicles populated by hardware and software engineers surround my cubicle. Due to their proximity, eavesdropping is unavoidable, but not very interesting because most of the time they talk about work and their current projects.

When their discussions stray from work-related issues, they seem to be an apolitical bunch. There is one fellow who is fascinated by Trump, but most of the crew keep their political views close to the vest and talk about other non-work matters.

But out of the blue Thursday morning, three engineers have a discussion about how the country is divided... yadda, yadda, yadda... Someone brings up the transgender bathroom issue and I am all ears.

One engineer said, "I don't understand what the big deal is about if a transgender woman is dressed like a woman and uses the women's restroom or if a transgender man is dressed like a man and uses the men's restroom. Who cares?"

End of discussion.

Hurray for our team!

Source: Polo
Wearing Polo.

Ted Brightwell
Ted Brightwell on stage in La Cage Aux Folles.


  1. You work with good people!

  2. My sense of things is that this was the prevailing attitude before both sides started to look to legislate, regulate and decide for others who should and/or should not go where to do what nature calls on them to do. Before the current dust up on the issue it was a non-issue in the minds of almost everyone.