When I was younger I worked in a speciality sporting goods store during my last couple of years of high school and on school breaks through early college (from 17 until I was 21 or so). My relationship with the management was close enough that I always had a spot if I needed to pick up a few hours over the holidays.

I never told anyone there that I was planning on transitioning and I just disappeared after I moved away.

Today I needed to buy something from them.

Can I tell you how bizarre it is to go into a place where you used to work, to be helped by people you worked with every day for years and to be a complete stranger. I don't even know how to articulate it. It's just strange.