‘‘I get that, but why did you want to be female?’’
‘‘There are hundreds of reasons.’’ Dannie smiled. ‘‘I love the feel of their clothes and the jewelry. I love perfumes and makeup, getting my hair and nails done. It’s really addictive and makes me feel so good.’’
‘‘I still don’t get it.’’ I shook my head. ‘‘Why go to all that trouble?’’
‘‘I am fascinated by everything about being a woman.’’ He looked at his nails and played with the ring again. ‘‘It’s so much more fun than being a boy.’’
‘‘It must have been hard work to get this restaurant going.’’ I changed the subject.
‘‘It was really hard work but then it got easier and I bought a few more restaurants as time went on. They made money and now I have the lifestyle I always wanted. I’m an attractive woman. I have a nice house and car and the world has been kind to me.’’