Nerdygirl brings forward an anecdote and seeks advice:
So I went to the ladies room this afternoon, as I am wont to do from time to time. There was a woman in there -- sixtyish, short gray hair, business skirt and suit jacket. I had this conversation with the crotchety old bitch:She asks what she should have said in response to the COB, so with the caveat that I don't have much personal experience with such sexing confusions, here's my suggestion:
COB: You're a girl, aren't you?
COB: I just wanted to make sure you didn't wander into the wrong restroom by mistake.
Me: That's very flattering, thank you.
COB: I didn't mean to be rude, I just couldn't tell.
COB: You're a girl, aren't you?Or maybe this one is better:
Me: Well, I do lose track sometimes so I keep it written on my hand. [As the COB looks at the hand, flip her the bird.]
Me: I guess it's time I re-shave the old mustache! [Flip the COB the bird anyway]Or maybe even:
Me: [sarcastically] What do you think this is, 1962? These bathrooms have been co-ed for years!