KINGSTON — While telling an anecdote about work to his children, local father George Stelling managed to specify the ethnicity of every person in the story for reasons unknown to anyone listening.
While recounting the tale of how he and his colleagues met a seemingly unreachable deadline, Stelling mentioned the ethnicities and sometimes sexual orientations of everyone involved.
“He was talking about the mail room guy and then said ‘he’s a gay man’, in a tone that made it seem like it was part of the story, but then it never came up again,” explained Stelling’s son David.
“I’m still trying to figure out if I missed something…”
According to his son, Stelling noted that the company’s marketing manager Victoria is “a tall Black woman,” his secretary Pan is “a very nice Chinese woman” and the company’s IT guy is “some kind of Middle Eastern.”