Girlfriend and I went to church with her mom for Easter Sunday and when the little kids went up for the "children's talk".
Me: Aww, I use to love wearing little ruffle socks! I'm glad they're still in fashion.
Girlfriend: Was that before your lengthy suspender phase?
(Yes, I wore suspenders as part of my "dressy" clothes for many years. Don't judge me, I was awesome.)
Me: Before and during. Dress shirt, suspenders, ruffle socks and loafers. Standard church outfit for MANY years. Eventually the ruffle socks changed into black or brown dress socks and I insisted on my shirts being pressed with creases just like Dad. You know, for a grown up look and all.
Girlfriend: (trying to contain her laugher-we were in church and all.) Yup. Completely understand why your parents were not surprised at all when you came out.
Me: Hey, they let me dress myself. I was just expressing my awesomeness.
At lunch Girlfriend very excitedly shared this bit of information with her mom. She knew about my suspender phase, but not the rest of the ensemble. Not cool. Not cool at all. THANKFULLY Girlfriend's mom loved it and asked about my hair. For the record-pigtails when I really little with fancy ribbon barrettes, then MASSIVE headbands (whatever it was the style) and finally down or half up/half down.