TIFU by accidentally finding out my mom is gay
So this happened about 9 years ago when I (23F) was in the ninth grade. Like most other 14 year olds, I had been looking forward to Take Your Kid to Work Day since I started high school, and the day had finally come. After painstakingly straightening my hair and getting into my best value village business chic outfit, I went with my mother to her office job, expecting a day of fun and excitement, and was deeply disappointed to find out that office jobs are not particularly thrilling. At around noon, my mom briefly left her desk to go grab us some food, so like any other 14 year old girl who’s feeling pretty cute in a new outfit, I swiped her cellphone off her desk to take some cute selfies (I had a flip phone and she had an iPhone for work, so the quality was significantly better on her phone). Right as I was about to start snapping pics, I noticed something odd about the thumbnail pic in the bottom of the screen of her latest image. I opened the image and lo and behold, it is the most uncomfortably posed low angle tilted up picture of a middle aged boob that I have ever seen. The nipple was aggressively pointed at the camera, and from the angle all I could see was tit, double chin, and face. I immediately see that this isn’t just any boob. This is a boob that is attached to my mother’s “best friend”. To give some background, my family was raised EXTREMELY Christian- the kind where gay is not ok (don’t worry I have looong since abandoned that religion). This “best friend” of hers was a fairly new friend who wasn’t religious, so I had always been wary of her, and instantly connected the dots- my mom is gay, lying about it, and in a secret relationship with her so called “best friend” who spends every weekend with her. I experienced a full blown identity crisis in about 15 seconds. For a lil Christian kid like myself, this felt like the end of the damn world. Not only did I have to have my world explode and put itself back together before my mom returned about 2 minutes later, but I then had to spend the rest of the entire day pretending to pay attention to menial office tasks a foot away from my mom. At the end of the day, I kept my moms secret from her and the rest of my family until she finally came out of the closet 2 years later. A year or two ago I told my mom this story much to her humiliation, and we just about died laughing together about it. Her and her partner have now been together for a happy 11 years, and I’m eternally grateful for my moms part in making me realize that the religion I was a part of was awful and intolerant. Also, I learned a valuable lesson about snooping around on my moms phone, and I sure can’t complain that I had a boring day at my moms office.
TL;DR I accidentally saw a picture of my mother’s secret gay lover’s boob on her cellphone on Take Your Kid to Work Day and had my whole damn world shook
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