Cool story! It reminds me of the time our lesbian friend in Montreal offered to take our 14 y/o son Brent clothes shopping. I can’t remember why; with two gay dads he usually didn’t have any problem getting outfitted. We must have been busy that day or something.
Anyway, when I thanked her and told her how kind it was of her to offer, she waved me off and said, “Hell, we both shop in the boy’s department anyway. I need some things too.”
I guess she figured out the same thing you did!
P.S. If you ever want to publish some storytelling like this about your experiences, but a little more than 500 words, we’d be thrilled to have you on Prism & Pen.