As I have come out, one of the common themes is that people ask for time to process the understandably shocking news. I’m pretty cool about this request.
The problem is that no one ever sends back the “okay… I’ve had my time to think and process, and now I have this to say,” response.
No one. Ever.
So then I’m in the position of trying to instigate the conversations to draw that out of people who are very likely thinking “You’re a freak. I want nothing to do with you, and I’m already using you as the butt of jokes to my friends.” Fun stuff.
How come people who ask for time about this stuff never seem to feel like the impetus is upon them to get back to me?