Someone wrote…

The day’s I get “sir’ed” at work are the best.

It generally happens when customers see me from behind, then I turn around and they do a double take and decide that I’m female. An awkward obligatory apology immediately follows. I have the biggest smile on my face and they get even more confused.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?

Posted by on March 9th, 2013 at 08:00 am

Category: your voice 5 comments »

5 Responses to “Sir’ed”

  1. Girl with a Hoop

    That’s fantastic! It’s the other way around for me.


  2. Zeldamina

    This happened to me in a Starbucks, exactly like that, with the flustered apology while I’m grinning ear to ear. It was a great moment.


  3. epistemicmurk

    Same here, GwaH.


  4. KimLaroux

    Isn’t is just great? =D

    It happens all the time to me too – the other way around.The best part is when everything’s over and they leave still trying to figure out.


  5. anta

    Oh, yes. I grew up having people do the awkward dance when they assumed I was a boy and then realised I was a girl.

    I felt like I had achieved something in the way of androgyny when, after being read consistently as a male for ages, a person took me for a girl and then did a double take and realised I was a guy.


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