Yesterday I was in a store and a woman very politely approached me wearing a friendly smile and said
"Madame may I ask you a question? I just read Michelle Leblanc's book and I loved it!"
I knew where she was going and wasting a perfectly good opportunity to do outreach I responded quicker than my brain could keep up.
"Oh but I'm not a transsexual madame" in a very friendly way so that she would not feel embarassed.
She turned a little red and responded "Oh excuse me madame!"
I returned with "I guess I am a little large for a woman and people do sometimes stare at the mall"
For the record I am 6' 1".
"But I am not the least bit insulted and I think you're a very brave soul for coming up to me as most people would not have do…