Friday, November 13, 2009


I have many bosses. There is one particular boss who is liked by everyone because he's a really decent and nice guy. He is courteous to everyone and extremely professional.

I found out today that this guy is actually a girl.

I kept referring to him to my other mid level bosses and they were confused. They never knew the person I was referring to. After some time, another person said, "dude, he's a she!"

Now, after speaking with some people, I found that I'm not the only person who thought this lady was a guy. Everyone that met her for the first time thought she was a guy. She is a bit zaftig and I just thought that he/she had gynecomastia. The voice is "neutral" in the sense that you couldn't tell on the phone whether it was a man or a woman. Her hair cut is short and manly. Everything suggested that this woman was a man.

Today, I was reminded of the adage, "Don't judge a book by it's cover." Actually, I would say that don't assume a person is a particular gender until you check the chromosome.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

How did you refer to him/her when you spoke to it? I'm sure if you knew she was a girl you would have harassed her.