When Things Really Aren’t What They Seem

There’s a beautiful African American girl often seen on the Avenue. She’s a willowy, 6 foot gal with loping legs and a runway model’s leanness dressed as if she popped right out of Vogue.

You can’t help admiring someone who emerges like a well-heeled swan on a daily basis.

I found myself standing behind her at the newsstand. She had an O Magazine, and I a Hershey Bar with nuts (figures). The man at the register was selling someone Lotto tickets so I had ample opportunity to see this woman up, close and personal.

I couldn’t help noticing her Adam’s apple aptly covered by an Hermes scarf when it billowed a bit from the breeze via the air-conditioning. My first thought was…her gland must be swollen…hey…I don’t immediately think of smoke and mirrors…she was stunning despite her enlarged, concealed apple.

And who knows, anatomically her apple just might be bigger than average…like with other parts of the body.

I still wasn’t with the program until the store owner, after she left, said with a sly grin, “He’s a beauty, isn’t he?”

“Excuse me?”

I must say excuse me at least twenty times a day. You would think someone leaving her 5th decade would have some savvy beneath her Prada belt by now, but truthfully, I’m shocked on an hourly basis.

“Are you saying what I think you’re saying?”



And now I can chant…you know what they say about someone with a big Adam’s apple don’t you?

He’s certainly better looking than any girl I know.

Let’s hear it for him…

I mean her.




About Susannah Bianchi

I'm just a girl who likes to write slightly on slant. I've had a career in fashion, dabbled in film and to be honest, I don't like talking about myself. Now my posts are another matter so I will let them speak for themselves. My eBooks, A New York Diary, Model Behavior: Friends For Life and Notes From A Working Cat can be found on Amazon.com. Thanks.
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18 Responses to When Things Really Aren’t What They Seem

  1. micklively says:

    “Girls will be boys and boys will be girls,
    It’s a mixed up muddled up shook up world” – Ray Davies “Lola”.
    I only got caught out once and, fortunately for me, things didn’t go too far but the shock still lives with me and haunts my dreams.


  2. skinnyuz2b says:

    Susannah, I recall years ago seeing a transvestite on a talk show. Absolutely stunning, and I would have killed for her/his hair!


  3. katecrimmins says:

    We had our gay pride event locally this past weekend. The newspaper ran color photos and they were wild. Sometimes I take things at face value too. Sounds like he/she was a gorgeous person and fashionable enough to cover the obvious with a Hermes scarf!


    • That air-conditioner gave him away…I’d watch that if I were him…of course Walter Cronkite at the newsstand blew his cover in any event. I would have walked right out of there never knowing she was a he. Might be buying my Hershey Bars elsewhere from now on. Wonder what he’d say about me…


  4. Patricia says:

    Just doesn’t seem fair that some he’s are prettier she’s then real she’s are.


  5. I can see why you’d be surprised. I don’t have any experiences like that exactly, although I’ve had students who I thought were boys and were actually girls or vice versa. That is not a thing you want to mix up. 🙂


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