This thread may have already been discussed in the past, but I really need to vent. We had several customers at our counter the other day, so I popped back there and asked the next (male) customer if I could help him. He approached the counter, looked over at the male INTERN, and asked him, "Is it OK?"
I've been a planning director and have had similar reactions in the past. For example, one visitor at city hall asked to see the Community Development Director. When I emerged from my office, he said, "Oh, I wanted to see the planner."
Anyone else have "gender" stories to share???