I wanted to volunteer. Since I am convinced that you have to start at school with the education about homosexuality, I wanted to join the project school education of a large lesbian-gay advocacy in Berlin. I introduced myself in the office and after a few weeks, it should come to the first appointment in a school. I drove to said school, where they would expect me in the main hall. I was even over punctual, 15 minutes earlier than agreed. However, nobody was there.

After 20 minutes beyond the agreed time, I became nervous and called the office to inquire about what had happened. Astonished, I was told that those responsible were informed of my arrival last night and could not explain why they would not pick me up. I should ask the secretariat once, where the two ladies would be. For thirty minutes, they showed me through the big building until I finally found the right classroom. I knocked and was opened.

Me: Hello, I’m Georg, I think we had an appointment for 10:15 in the main hall? I am to attend the school education event.

You: Um … yes, you were there too!

Me: No, you did not become that. I was already there 15 minutes earlier.

You: Listen, I have an event here that has been running since 9:30 am (sic!).

Me: Yes, I’m invited to that, and if you’ve been here in class since 9:30, then you can not have been in the main hall.

She: You do not want to talk about it now. That does not fit now!

The woman pushes me out the door and slams it in my face. Instead of asking me in and discussing these questions later, they throw me out! I’m still very sweaty from wandering around and need a few seconds until I realize what it was. She not only exposed me to the class but also lied to me! I have the feeling that the two lesbians want to stay together and do not tolerate anyone next to them. That’s their thing and they do not want support!

I call the office to complain about this behavior. People want to take care of this situation, I am told. In the evening I have a message on the answering machine. They would be sorry and in the office, it would have given huge trouble because of this incident. You apologize for this tactless approach. I accept the apology. Then they offer me to try again.

A new appointment with date and time is called me. You give me an email address where I should contact me. I write to the gentleman and ask for a contract before the event so that I do not come back into such a situation as described above. I get the message that he is not in Berlin and would contact me. Not more. That was the end of January.

Today would have been the school education appointment. I did not receive a message! Have lunch this afternoon at the office, more precisely to the gentleman with whom I should contact me, wrote and expressed disappointment, how indifferent one deals with volunteers there. I had also forwarded the mail to the manager. In response, I get an apology, he forgot me. In addition, the event would not have happened. Now plan a meeting next week on school education. I would be invited. Then as a PS:  I did not copy our manager and xxx. And if you want to communicate decently with me, I would like to ask you to do without it. 

Communicating with him recently! If there is a lack of decency, then surely the coordinators of this school education project! He was embarrassed that I wrote my outrage not only to him but also to his boss – and he is upset about it. For me, this thing has died.