It was 5 minutes before I got off work and we were all talking.
One guy was talking about his rent being raised. The guy is my age and he’s kind of a supervisor. And kind of not. I was trying to join the conversation but I knew I shouldn’t ask him how much his rent is. Then I said that maybe he should apply for Section 8. I was just trying to be helpful but I knew I shouldn’t have said it. And I was right.
I don’t know his financial situation but my question insinuated that he was poor. And everybody got awkward and quiet and he shut up and didn’t know what to say and everybody was looking at him. He obviously doesn’t have a lot of money and his silence kind of confirmed it. I embarrassed him in front of everybody. I knew I shouldn’t have said it before I even said it, Now I’m wondering if things are going to be weird between me and him when I go back to work Wednesday.