Must be all those banks I robbed.

Someone wrote…

I was going to the gym on campus, and the guy at the desk swiping IDs took and held mine, saying “I can’t let you in.”

I thought he was joking, so I replied, “Must be all those banks I robbed.”

Then he said to his boss, “He’s trying to use this girl’s ID.”

The boss looked like he wanted to kick the guy in the face, swiped my card for me and told him to just ask me first.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on February 24th, 2010 at 08:00 am

Category: your voice 6 comments »

6 Responses to “Must be all those banks I robbed.”

  1. Barley

    You’re response is hilarious.
    But that situation is quite awkward.

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  2. Alex

    Depending on the way you want to be perceived, this might be even a positive situation… When people address me as male, I’m usually secretly pleased.

    The negative side of the story is that he did not think of the possibility that there are people whose ID doesn’t fit their appearance.

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  3. Kejt

    when I get into situations where I’m perceived as a sex other than my own, I’m most frustrated at the end of the encounter when the person in question apologizes profusely for their mistake.

    I wish I could make it clear to them that it neither offends me nor upsets me that I confuse them…

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  4. N

    At my uni only girls can vote for the Womens Rights officer in the annual uni elections. I went to vote, and the guy at the table wouldn’t let me vote for it. So I just voted for all the other stuff. I told my friends later, and they thought it was hilarious.

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  5. BamBam

    This reminds me of when I was in a suit and presented my ID to a bouncer at a club. My ID was taken when I was 15 and going through a “long-hair phase”. He grinned at me and said he knew it wasn’t me, but let me in.

    I didn’t take one step; instead I took out my more current university student’s pass with a picture of me with short hair, and showed him the names matched. I figured showing him that long hair does not a man or woman make was more important.

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  6. Char

    I love the the boss in this.

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