Just read back through the posts and we got the 'boy thing' as well, '\"oh, you're having a boy? Your partner must be so pleased!" As though I wasn't pleased, or as if he'd be less pleased if it was a little girl. I was actually grateful he was a boy~ I was and still am a 'tom-boy' (now that phrase REALLY annoys me) and I just am not sure I could shop for girls clothes~ aaaarghhh, the pink aisle!
One of the strangest and most befuddling things happened to me when I was a teenage punk with a mohawk. I was pulled into a train station office for smelling like a 'graffiti boy (as they called me)', the smell was all the hairspray in my mohawk. It finally dawned on me that they thought I was a boy when they realised I wasn't doing graffiti, and asked about my hair....'do you do it to impress the girls?' they asked. Errr, no!
I didn't correct them, I just sidled away. Must have made some impression on me~20 years on, I still have a mohawk!