As we wandered around the aisles I spotted one of our old neighbours.
The last time we saw each other was last year and I was wearing an androgynous outfit, no make-up and my hair pulled back in a pony tail.
I was tempted to say hello but as he didn't know that I'd transitioned decided that I'd leave it on this occasion.
I told my other half that I'd seen him, in fact pointing him out to her at one point.
As we were finishing up our shopping I saw him one last time and by the time we were heading for the checkouts couldn't see him anywhere. Oh well, a missed opportunity.
As we were waiting to unload our shopping at the checkout I could see him wandering in our direction. I mentioned to my other half and she turned to look. At that point he saw her and stopped to chat to her. I was facing slightly away from him and so he wasn't looking directly at my face.
He about our son and then asked about me. My other half kept looking at me and smiling as she tried to figure out how to explain that the person that was stood next to him was in fact the person he was asking about. Eventually I took pity on her and turning to face him said "well I've gone through a few changes".
He looked at me and then did a double take. The look of surprise on his face was priceless.
For the next few minutes we chatted about my job, about his daughter, his job and his wife's trip to see her parents. Eventually though I had to see to our shopping and he had to go and pay for his. Throughout the conversation his reaction was no different to how it was when we've met before.
The best part of the conversation though was when he said to me that he'd thought I was my sister. Absolutely priceless.
Some appropriate music.