Are You Kidding Me?

Categories:Brother, Family, Humour

As I told you a few weeks ago my brother is transitioning to become a male.

When he was home a few weeks ago something outrageous happened.
My brother went to the local gas station/convenience store to fill up the car.
While he was inside the store he saw the lady who used to cut our hair all the time when we were little “girls.”
My “sister” had beautiful long blonde hair when “she” was little.  And I was stuck with crappy brown hair that was short, never did anything special, and most times worn with a crazy perm.  Hey, it was the 80s.
Anyway, the lady saw my brother and called him BRANDY.
That’s my name!
And she kept referring to my brother as she was talking to ME and using FEMALE pronouns.
Yes, my brother and I do have similar facial features.
And yes, not a lot of people in our hometown know about my brother’s transition.
But still…
Do I LOOK like a MAN?
Do I TALK like a MAN?
Do I LOOK like I have FACIAL HAIR?
(Yes, I do admit I have some facial hair, but my Nair takes care of that!)
Well, at least my family thought it was funny.
But not me.
OK, it was a wee bit funny.
Brandy Reid is a stay at home mom to two very active and hockey obsessed boys. As a former YA librarian, Brandy loves to read and is obsessed with reading everyday whether it be books or blogs. Brandy proudly admits that she is a wee bit addicted to social media, especially Twitter. She also believes that everything in life you can related to the iconic TV Show Friends. No day is complete without chocolate.


  1. Lisa Marie Fletcher
    May 3, 2012 at 8:12 AM

    Oh man. I’d be ticked! :/

  2. Channa_senyk
    May 3, 2012 at 8:16 AM

    Did Cole ever tell the former haridresser that he was not Brandy……I think I would have…..then blame it on “Old Age”…we tend to get mixed up a little when we hit 50 haha.

  3. Soberjulie
    May 3, 2012 at 8:26 AM

    ha hilarious! it’s going to take some people time to get used to I’m sure. That must have been seriously akward for Cole

  4. Brandi
    May 3, 2012 at 8:44 AM

    Did your brother ever point out her mistake, in your defence?? lol…Ok, actually, come to think of it, my brother probably wouldn’t either! It’s probably one of those “wasn’t funny at the time, but kind of funny to look back on now” moments right? :)

  5. Julie
    May 3, 2012 at 12:14 PM

    I’m hoping you guys will be able to look back and laugh – that seems like such a “brotherly” kind of thing to do…to just let the woman believe it was you and carry on with the conversation.

  6. Just Us Girls
    May 3, 2012 at 12:17 PM

    Oh wow, lol, I’m sure she meant no harm, but I can see why you were a bit upset.

  7. Brandy InsaneMamacita
    May 3, 2012 at 1:33 PM

    Hehe. Nah, I wasn’t too upset. Just kind of weird that someone who has known us pretty much our entire lives would make such a mix up. Especially since my brother looks so different now.

  8. Brandy InsaneMamacita
    May 3, 2012 at 1:34 PM

    I am taking it in stride and laughing.

  9. Brandy InsaneMamacita
    May 3, 2012 at 1:35 PM

    No he didn’t but he wanted to. LOL! I am actually not too upset about it. Just at the time I was like WHAT?

  10. Brandy InsaneMamacita
    May 3, 2012 at 1:35 PM

    Just a wee bit awkward for Cole for sure. But we all had a good laugh about it.

  11. Brandy InsaneMamacita
    May 3, 2012 at 1:35 PM


  12. Brandy InsaneMamacita
    May 3, 2012 at 1:36 PM

    Nah, it’s actually pretty funny which is why I thought I’d share it on my insane blog!

  13. SamiJoe
    May 3, 2012 at 3:09 PM

    Yes, I think funny. Maybe…

  14. pam young
    pam youngReply
    May 3, 2012 at 3:54 PM

    An interesting twist to the story….lol! I am sure she would be mortified if she knew.

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