Invariably I will get a huge smile or earnest thank you and a little banter will result. I am not trying to get anything out of it but it's just part of the fun that comes from being a girl. I don't do it all the time just when the spirit moves me and I gauge it will be well received.
By this age my shyness filter is all but gone and very little makes me hesitate save for outing another trans person of course. Plus it's harmless and brings me and them a little sunshine into our day.
The latest episode involved me commenting on a woman's black Prada pumps. They must have been 4 inches high with the stiletto heel. I told her how nice they looked and how I admired her ability to walk in them
"Honey I've been living in these since I was 14" she said beaming a big smile at me
"You should get yourself a pair!"
Of course I was wearing my chunky heel pumps and pointed to them extolling their comfort but thanked her for her advice. Besides, a purchase that rich would make me feel guilty and leave me with serious foot damage. But damn they make your feet look pretty.
Still the exchange was a lot of fun.
Then there was the young Latina in the ladies room. We struck up a short very pleasant conversation while we were both applying our lip colour and before parting ways she said she was happy to have met me.
All I'm doing is being myself.