"Excuse me, ummm.... ...sir"
That's what an employee said to me when he came to take my bags at a book store. Why? Because he thought I was a woman at first. :rolli:
I've lived a life of being mistaken for a female.
It was more severe when I was a child, when the genders are harder to tell apart. My really long hair an taste for flip-flops confused a lot of people, I think.
The experience has been an awkward one for me, but I think an enlightening one as well. My unusual lack of gender discrimination might come from it.
I had boys blush and get tongue tied around me(I was actaully a "pretty girl" too!!!).
I had old guys look me up and down! Seriously creepy!
And when I was beginning my teens years, I looked like a girl of about a few years older, which actually resulted in some guy about seventeen asking me for a date. Some of the longest couple of seconds in my life.
It's really amazing how much the world changes with your apparent gender.
People respond so differently to you. I think it really taught me some things.
And to this day, I still get momentary gender errors, and I'm not sure why.
Is it just the hair? The eye lashes? Is it the way I move?
I was even taken for a girl when I had short hair once, around fourteen.
For some reason, I felt like talking about that.
I suppose some of the rest of you all must have had experiences like mine.
How were they?