For the uninitiated, 'clocked' is a term trans people use when somebody sees through the gender they are trying to present. It can be hugely unsettling and upsetting when it happens, as it invalidates all your effort, all your self.
I was helping a customer today, an elderly gentlemen, friendly. He was talking about how it stinks to get old as I helped him find part after part. He said something along the lines of 'aren't you a clever gentleman,' and my smile froze as I processed what was happening. Read more [...]