I went to work at a sandwich shop with my boyfriend back when I was sixteen. My manager was an older man who started hitting on me almost immediately. He never made a direct move, but comments were very common.
One Saturday, I was working alone with the manager and my boyfriend. The manager was tittering over some private joke, and I didn’t pay much attention… until he confided in my boyfriend that he and the manager of another store had a bet going over whether or not I was a virgin.
I was appalled and shaken. What business was it of theirs? What right had they to speculate about MY private life? I was a decent worker, and never inappropriate in a work setting, and that was all that should have mattered to the management.
Before I could react, however, my boyfriend laughed and said, “She isn’t one!”
I don’t think I have ever been so humiliated as having my personal life put on show, not only by a creepy manager but by someone I honestly trusted. But hey, maybe I was being too sensitive to the speculation and invasion of my privacy. After all, it’s #MFIF.