April 18th, 2008

Axver For Dictator

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Dear Melbourne,

In case you have not noticed, I am a guy. I have a masculine hair cut. I wear masculine clothing. I have a masculine build. My name, André, is quite recognisably a male name. My voice, although not the deepest in history, is still your typical deep male voice. And I have over a month's worth of facial hair growth right now.

What I am trying to say to certain people in this city is: please stop referring to me as "ma'am" or in any other way that would indicate you are too blind and deaf to realise that I am not a woman. This has never occurred to me anywhere else. Yet it is becoming something of a monthly occurrence here in Melbourne. The first couple of times, I thought nothing of it, as I don't exactly feel my masculinity or sexuality threatened or anything silly like that, but its regularity has meant it has become both baffling and frustrating. Please rectify this matter immediately.

Regards,
Axver, a male

In other news, Porcupine Tree hit Melbourne in a week. I am a barely restrained bundle of anticipation right now.
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