“I’ve been a part of this industry a long time, Megan. You haven’t. Yet you seem to be quite close to some very powerful people,” my male colleague told me over twice-annual post-work cocktails.
“It just doesn’t add up,” he continued. “And I don’t know how you pay your rent. I’ve wondered at times if you’re an escort, and I’ll be straight with you: others wonder the same thing.”
Winded, I uttered, “You’re kidding, right?”
“That’s why Evan* (a mutual friend in the industry) acts uncomfortable around you. He has the same questions.”