False Pretenses

Phil & Alex Play Identification Games

Phil and Alex are one of those rare pairs: fast friends, even though they disagree on almost everything except a great cup of coffee. When last we saw them (Salvo 42, Fall 2017), Alex was unhappy over Phil's refusal to call their newly female-appearing, transgender barista "she." Now it's the next day back at the coffee shop, and things aren't likely to go much better for Alex. They go well enough for clear thinking, though.

Alex: Okay, Phil. Yesterday was bad enough, when you said "he" in referring to our trans barista. Now you've pretty much said it to her face! You called her...

 
This article originally appeared in Salvo, Issue #44, Spring 2018 Copyright © 2020 Salvo | www.salvomag.com https://salvomag.com/article/salvo44/false-pretenses

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