“Wait, are you bi?” Ellery* asked, “I thought you were straight.”
It’s not unusual for people to assume I’m straight. Straight is the norm; the default in our society. Friends have assumed it about me. Partners (even the queer ones) have assumed it about me. I’ve even assumed it about myself at times. Still, it’s not nice to hear it from someone you’ve been on a date with. Worse still, I had assumed the same about her.