So I’ve decided to give “Hair” it’s own category as I’ll be in the military for the foreseeable future, and barring any new regulations my hair will stay just as short.
Recently at work, OSSN Twilight and myself were lugging around some heavy carts full of supplies. We came across a civilian female. OSSN Twilight was ahead of me and she encountered him first.
Civlian: Oh, Navy! We don’t see you guys around enough! Let me help you [by opening the door]”
At that moment Twilight moved out of the way and she caught a glimpse of me.
Civilian: “Good afternoon Sir!”
Sigh. Cue me:
FM: I’m a girl… [under my breath]
She proceeded ahead of us to open the doors. As I passed her she said:
Civilian: You guys take care now!
FM: Still a girl… [louder]
In a funnier note, one of her coworkers caught the whole exchange with my quiet replies and her mortified face as we left the room was pretty entertaining.
I wrote this post ahead of time but today I got called Sir by three different Civilians! Three! This is unprecedented! After each time I just said “Actually, it’s M’aam” and just slid away, but I think from now on I’m going to just let it slide completely and see if they ever notice on their own.