the other day, a guy i work with, whose first language is spanish, asked me, “you know what’s good energy?”
him: “you know, uh, good energy.”
him: “you know, uh, guys use for energy (makes needle in arm motion). what’s it called?”
him: “yeah, steroids. what’s a good kind?”
me: “i don’t know. you wanna use em?”
me: “well, i’ve never used, so i don’t know, so anything i told you would be wrong.” then i walk away. as im walking away he askes, “why? are they bad?” i turn around and walk back and respond, “i couldn’t tell you because i don’t use them, never have, and if i did i would wait till im thirty.”
him: “well im thirty.”
me: “okay then, use them, but i can’t help you.”
then i walk away.
in retrospect, i should’ve given him some advice (because i know enough to tell him what NOT to do), but i was kinda irritated because i’ve gotten a few steroid comments at work and they’re just so clueless that i feel any explanation or advice would be misunderstood.
what was i supposed to say, “watch out for gyno.” his response: “what’s gayno, meng?”