Saturday, May 6, 2017

One of the Girls?

Two co-workers (one female and one male) from two of our other offices visited here this week.

On an earlier visit, I noticed that the male had pierced earring holes, but was not wearing earrings. He was still not wearing earrings this week, but I noticed that the holes had not closed up for lack of use.

On Wednesday, the three of us went out for lunch and invited along our location's administrative assistant, who I will identify as MJ for the purposes of this post.

Back in 2012, when I went to work dressed as a woman for Halloween, my boss suggested a trick to play on MJ. Go to MJ's office and say, "I am the new receptionist and I was told that you are supposed to train me."

I followed my boss' suggestion and MJ was completely fooled. She said that no one had informed her of my training, but she was ready to have at it.

Before it went any further, I asked, "Don't you know who I am?"

She shook her head "no," so I confessed and she was absolutely floored! She admitted that she really had no idea who I was, nor that I was a male.

Anyway, at lunch on Wednesday, we were discussing the recent death of another receptionist. One thing led to another and MJ told the "new receptionist" story to our visitors. The female co-worker was intrigued, but not convinced that my "costume" could fool MJ.

MJ retorted, "He is very good."

When we returned to the office, I showed the female co-worker a photo of me dressed that day for work.

She was speechless and duly convinced.

The male co-worker with the pierced earring holes was also speechless, but in a different way. When MJ told her "new receptionist" story, he seemed a little uncomfortable and did not participate in that part of the conversation.

I am not assuming anything, but that deafening silence combined with the vacant pierced earring holes makes me wonder if he is a civilian or just one of the girls.

Thought for the Day

If I presented 24/7 as a woman, I would be slim because my shapewear would prevent me from eating much.

source: Intermix
Wearing Nicholas dress and Suzanna Dai earrings (source: Intermix).

Cezar Ouatu
Cezar Ouatu femulates on the Romanian version of television's Your Face Sounds Familiar.


  1. From what you've described, I dare say he's one of the girls. I expect you my hear from him in some discrete way. Just a gut feeling.

    Always my best to you.


    1. I hope he would contact me about it. We worked pretty closely for over 5 years.

  2. AnonymousMay 06, 2017

    It sounds like you caugh him by surprise and he is not ready to talk just yet
    I am not sure he realised that people could see the holes in his ears
    Something that applies to the rest of us who are not out to every one
    Hopefully he is reading this and will find a discreet way to make contact

    1. I hope so, too. On the other hand, he may regularly wear earrings in boy mode, but just not to work.

  3. Maybe your colleague is a reader, I am enjoying your thoughts for the day, but maybe if you were being authentic 24 /7 you wouldn't want to wear shapewear so much.

    1. Maybe, but so far I have not heard a thing.

      I think that if I wore shapewear 24/7, I would reduce eating so much that eventually I wouldn't need the shapewear!

  4. Our community is larger then most believe, hopefully he does reach out to you if he's one of the girls. We're stronger and better off together then to hide deep in our closets

  5. If you had not made this posting about him I would have simply suggested that you send him a link to this blog and say that when MJ said I was good she really did not know the full extent to which I work at it...or something of that nature. Your company is now planning your retirement party so perhaps you should wait a month or so and then reach out to him with a link to your site.

  6. Stana, Imagine that! I wonder how many other transgender women you have there at work? (smile)