A man, who seemed quite flustered, stopped at the desk to tell me a quick story about how he was chatting with a 10-year-old boy while waiting in line to pay for something in the Gift Shop.

He said he told a woman looking to pay — and about to cut in front of the little boy who was in line to buy a toy — that she’d better let “him” go first. The little boy, who was actually a little girl, held up her hand to display painted fingernails and said, “What’s all this ‘him’ stuff?”

He told me: “She’s only 10 years old. She must get it all the time.” He walked away muttering, trying to justify his slip-up to himself.

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