skirtingseattle wrote:(I would not count this as a negative interaction with the public at large)
I wouldn't either. Intoxicated people never count. You could have been dressed normally and he could have just as easily made the remark. However they are the ones you have to be the most careful around as they have lost their sense of judgement and boundaries. They may be quick to actually pick a fight, or worse, grope you.
Caultron wrote:These days?
Maybe she recalls one of her former lives back in the day when men wore unbifurcated garments? The remark makes me think she's intelligent and realizes that trousers are a relatively "new" thing in the grand scheme of human history.
Funny story, slightly on topic, but slightly off...
Was taking a small walk today along a mountain ridge which is along the Appalachian Trail. I was wearing one of my normal weekend skirted outfits, and the desire overtook me to walk slowly and have a "talk" with my spirit guide. Since I was alone I decided to have this talk out loud.
So I'm walking along, shuffling my feet carelessly talking to the sky, trees, rocks, etc and working on life's little problems when suddenly I heard the sound of foot steps and leaves rustling rather quickly. My adrenaline shot up in the "red" as I twirled around thinking it was a bear or bob cat chasing me down, I blurted out "J_____ C____!!!!" Saw it was a hiker, sort halfway chuckled as my heart raced "you scared the HELL out of me!"
He just grinned an apologized. I held my chest and told him not to sweat it. I explained I thought he was a bear and laughed a little. I let him pass, and all I can hear is my ear is thump thump thump thump thump thump about three heart beats per minute!
Wonder how he felt about a man shuffling along in the mountains talking to himself in dressed "like a woman"?
I'm sure he thought to himself... "now there's a fella who's cheese slid off his cracker!"
Whatever the case, he took it well and didn't razz me about it at all! A very nice gentleman indeed!