Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Mixed Up Confusion

When I was paying for the dress I bought at DressBarn last Monday, the saleswoman asked for my telephone number.


I assume the store wants to know who is buying what so that they can massage their advertising to fit their customers' buying habits. 

Also, I don't recall the details, but the store has a promotion that gets you a discount if you buy so much stuff. So they need to know how much stuff you buy so they can reward you later.

I am all in favor of discounts, so I gave the saleswoman my telephone number.

She typed it in, the system digested it, gave her feedback, and then she said my wife's name with a little question mark at the end.

"No," I responded.

Then she said my male name with a big question mark at the end.

"Yes, that's me, but I'm not really him today."

She was amused.

Thus, I outed myself, but I had passed until then. So everything was right with the world as far as I was concerned.


  1. You might want to consider getting a Google Voice phone number. It will forward the call to either your home phone or cell phone or both with out giving out any personal information (such as address or your name).

  2. I signed up for a store discount card at DressBarn last month (very friendly service BTW), but I can't recall whether or not I gave my phone number.

    However at an ABC store when I paid with a credit card I was asked for ID. I showed my passport with male name and photo, and the cashier didn't even bat an eye.

    I wish I had tried to obtian a player card at some casinos while en femme, showing the male ID... Maybe next year.

  3. Thats hilarious Stana, your sense of humor smooths over a potentially awkward situation. I would give a million buck to have seen the look on her face. Great answer!

  4. Great answer, Stana!

  5. That's some experience, never had it myself, but then I never did shopping en femme either :(