Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Encounter ~ I Think I've Been Insulted

I had a pedicure a few weeks ago.

When I entered the nail salon, the technician called from the back, "you want wax?"  I said nothing,
Yes I have odd toes
mostly because I don't shout across rooms.  When I got closer she said "wax.  Wax your eyebrows?"  I said "no thank you."  I was tempted but wax would have taken off my eyebrow colour and possibly the foundation around my brows.  Plus, she might have taken off a lot more brow than I'd be comfortable with the next day.

I'm not sure why she asked.  From that distance, I probably passed.  There was no point where she had an "oops" moment, thinking she had asked me something inappropriate for my true (vs presented) gender.

Maybe they're told to ask everyone.  Maybe only people with thicker brows.  Come to think of it, my bangs probably covered my brows.

Huh.  I don't think I've been insulted after all.  I think I've been treated as I presented.


  1. Meg -

    I think you were treated as you presented too...

    But I'd want a technician who understood that you needed an androgynous brow hair style - which might mean you find someone that you clue into your TG nature before having work done on you.


  2. nice job on the toenails!
    i think she asks everyone just to bring more income into the shop. times are hard and ery potential incoming dollar counts.
    so just zone it out and enjoy your new toenail color.


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