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    Quote Originally Posted by bae View Post
    If I had been my real self at work, I probably would have been burned at the stake :-)
    Amen, brother!

    I tone it way down. I know I could not pretend to be totally normative. So I act about half-normative and half-harmlessly quirky. haha
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    Quote Originally Posted by JaneV2.0 View Post
    I never felt a need to decorate my cubicle with artifacts of a fake persona; I just let my freak flag fly, as they say. I doubt anyone cared.
    It is different when you're a guy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Teacher Terry View Post
    I gave it all away. I find it odd that you are not your real self at work. Totally different for me.
    Why?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ultralight View Post
    It is different when you're a guy.
    I don't know; we had all different kinds of guys.

    Unless you work in a fraternity house atmosphere, or in management or sales, once you're an adult, you can pretty much be what you want. I certainly wouldn't want to work in a "normative" atmosphere--I'm not sure I even know what that means. (Clearly, luck was on my side!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by JaneV2.0 View Post
    I don't know; we had all different kinds of guys.

    Unless you work in a fraternity house atmosphere, or in management or sales, once you're an adult, you can pretty much be what you want.
    No, you don't get it.

    If a woman is weird or quirky or an oddball or socially awkward then she might be annoying to people. That is all.

    But if you are a guy and you are weird or quirky or an oddball or socially awkward then you might be considered creepy or even scary. And this can be lethal to your career. I mean lethal.

    So for men it is important to appear at least halfway normative.
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    You're right; I don't get it. I'm glad of that.
    "Weird or quirky or an oddball or socially awkward" pretty much is the default among techies up here.

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    No Dexter Donuts in my office because we don't have assigned desks. I suppose people could store them in lockers and bring them out every day but that would definitely turn them into countable possessions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JaneV2.0 View Post
    You're right; I don't get it. I'm glad of that.
    "Weird or quirky or an oddball or socially awkward" pretty much is the default among techies up here.
    I worked with techies most of my career. I was/perhaps-still-am outside the envelope of the accepted norm, if unveiled. For instance, I have too many chromosomes, and odd interests....

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    Quote Originally Posted by bae View Post
    I worked with techies most of my career. I was/perhaps-still-am outside the envelope of the accepted norm, if unveiled. For instance, I have too many chromosomes, and odd interests....

    Wait Bae, with your "hillbilly" upbringing, wouldn't that be too few chromosomes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ToomuchStuff View Post
    Wait Bae, with your "hillbilly" upbringing, wouldn't that be too few chromosomes?
    No. I have an extra Y chromosome in most of my cells. And I have physical results of this that are....confusing... to binary-oriented medical practitioners. I am transhuman.

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