By SApprentice - 05/06/2013 04:25 - United States - Danville

Today, I was at work talking to an older man. As our conversation ended, he said, "Thank you, ma'am." Then, he quickly stumbled over his words as he said, "I mean, thank you, sir. I meant sir. I think." He gazed at me for a moment in confusion, then darted away. FML
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SApprentice 34

Hello peoples, I do believe that the old man meant no harm. I'm not sure if his eye sight was bad, or if he just had different expectations for the way a woman should look. I look quite feminine usually, just not in my work uniform. My hair is very short for a woman, and since I am too slim at the moment I kind of disappear into my work clothes. I wasn't wearing make-up, so I'm sure I looked a little masculine to him. It's okay, my self-esteem was only briefly wounded.

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oj101 33

Old people - always inappropriately funny.

The old fart needs to have his cataracts taken care of. Either that or you need to shave.

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oj101 33

Old people - always inappropriately funny.

Maybe you have to shave your moustache?

Since u r a gurl just make sure that ur dressing and hairdo reflects ur femininity, if u still struggle then I suggest u reveal some cleavages or kick the offenders between their legs.

Nah, dress however you want. Androgyny is in style ;)

#1 especially when they randomly fart in public places.

Inappropriately funny and pretty damn annoying too at times

Why is it that the Old people are always making the horriblest jokes?!?!?

NickaPLZ 26

I saw that original sheman post...

Sheman? A new super hero? :O

what is it with bryon17s always using the most horriblest grammar?

yes I had sheman...but it didn't sound great...

What's with Alihb always misspelling others' usernames?

oh i switched 2 letters by accident. big deal. what im worried about is my profile pic. it used to be a disturbing drawing, now im seeing a bottle in an xray

The old fart needs to have his cataracts taken care of. Either that or you need to shave.

Wizardo 33

I think he needs to stop shaving, a little grizzle will help him out no end.

8, op is female.

Wizardo 33

Oh wow, my bad. Then stop lifting and start the waxing maybe...

bizarre_ftw 21

You know, just to bring up another possibility, the person could easily be sexually ambiguous. At my (old - still kinda new, I /just/ graduated) high school they throw a poetry slam every year, and they have guest poets. For two years in a row the guest poets were two guys(?), one was definitely a guy, the other was an incredibly cool person named Teal. Teal was a little over weight (offering the small boobs or large man tits question), had slightly round face, short blond hair, a high voice for a guy but a low voice for a girl, and never gave a gender. We live in the pioneer valley, specifically we were in Northampton, so the occasionally slightly unclear appearance of transgender people is not uncommon, but people usually give the gender they identify as when they are trans, but since Teal didn't he could have been male, female, or transgender - no one knew, and that can be Really confusing when you find yourself in a statement that requires a gender specific term.

Sometimes I wish I would confuse people like this, just so I could troll them.

maybe this was an honest mistake?

Honest mistake or not, OP just got told she looks like a man/ it's indistinguishable whether she's male or female. Not such great news in my opinion, and obviously not in OPs either.

If you don't want to be mistaken for a girl then take off the wig and dress.

OP is a girl, you douche.

Do all jokes go right over your head, or just most of them?

olpally 32

It doesn't matter #9, the joke was awful and didn't come across as funny what so ever.

Depends if the joke makes sense...

#9 the joke has to actually make sense first

Well it's true that nowadays looks are quite confusing for old people. In their youth, women wore dresses and had feminine haircuts. Men wore trousers and short hair if they were not hippies :) Now lots of women enjoy baggy clothes and tomboy looks, lots of guys have long hair or look very effeminate (like the hipsters). If it's not your case OP, he may simply have a very bad sight.

Although those points are true, I could tell you with no difficulty whether someone's a boy or girl. If OP really looks that butch, she should maybe go for a little more feminine look if she doesn't want to be confused.

orgasmic penguin

LOL that must have been funny

I'd find that old man and decipher his planet of origination, could be mars.

For some reason your profile pic goes quite well with that statement!

peachfuzz74 8

So what's it gonna be?