The other day

Someone wrote…

I was buying a phone the other day, with two sales people (one training) helping to set it up. The woman kept saying “he” when referring to me, while the boy said “she.” It was apparent that the woman had realized that I “wasn’t” male, but had kept calling me “he” because she didn’t want to admits she was wrong. It was also apparent that the boy thought he was doing me a favor by trying to subtly pass hints to his manager that I was “female.”

I just find it funny that people try so hard to think about gender, yet they’re spending so much time trying to figure out whether I’m male or female that they don’t try to find out whether I’m a girl or a boy, never mind whether I’m something else.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?

Posted by on October 13th, 2014 at 08:00 am

Category: your voice One comment »

One Response to “The other day”

  1. Jesse

    I feel sorry for people in this situation because they are so afraid of offending me. So many people will be offended by the wrong pronoun.


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