Thursday, March 5, 2009

an illusion

You know how like when you're on the phone, and you're talking to somebody, and they have a potentially ambiguous name like Jaime...you know what I mean?

You assume it's a dude because the voice is kind of lower and a bit more masculine sounding than a woman's. And then you refer to it as 'sir', or 'mister'. Do you know what I'm talking about?

Has this ever happened to you?

Or like when you meet someone for the first time, and you know their name in advance...and it's definitely a feminine name...like Margaret...and you're thinking that there's no mistaking, this is going to be a chick.

But then when you go to meet her, and when you actually catch your first glimpse of this sea-hag/chick, you do a massive double-take. You find yourself asking yourself 'what the crap, that's a chick?'

But it gets worse: the handshake. You go to shake this troll's hand and it gives you the firmest handshake with the most calloused hands. Horrible - to the point where you're no longer sure that it's a woman anymore.

C'mon, this has to have happened to you!

Cause this happens to me all the time.

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