I went to the kitchen at work to replenish my cup of coffee and found the woman I came out to last month doing the same.
We talked a few minutes about coffee, tea, caffeine, and their negative affects with regards to sleep.
When I thought the conversation was over, I said, "See you later."
She said, "Before you go, I want to pass along some shopping advice."
"What advice?" I replied.
"Don't buy knee-highs at Wal-Mart."
She complained that they were not very sheer, they looked like support hosiery, and they stretched too much. She then hiked her long skirt up a bit to show me their lack of sheerness. She added that she preferred to buy her knee-highs at Target.
I tried to keep up my end of the conversation, but I was a little surprised about having such a girly conversation... not so much that she engaged me in such a girly topic and treated me like another woman --- that was actually very nice, very affirming.
What surprised me was that our girly conversation was taking place in a very public location at work within earshot of a few cubicles.