Now, for those of you who do not know, cisgender refers to identifying with the sex with which you were born. Cisgender in no way makes you less of a man. In actual fact, it highlights that very reality.
After the patron gave up on highlighting that the term was not an attack on the barista's manhood he quickly turned to another customer who sat working away on his computer. The old white male shared that he wished not to be included in the conversation and that he had no opinion on the matter.
The classic liberal stance on anything political that does not include EFF or ANC as keywords.
With our loadshedding, increased poverty, Aids epidemic, gender-based violence and economic ruin, Top Billing existed as the king of wishful thinking.
Forever escaping the realities of a country in dire straits, pretending that life is just another LG product and pining for the next dream holiday.
Don't get me wrong, as I write this, I wear black in mourning for the same programme that introduced us to Rachel Kolisi, Ursula Chikane's signature walk and told us which rugby player was off the market.
Top Billing was very important to South Africa's lifestyle, it's pursuit of capitalism and ultimately that weird rainbow nation fantasy.
With Mandela a questionable hero, cancel culture the new Christianity and Kanye West its black Jesus, the world has changed since the days of cookie-cutter glamour.
Affluence is attainable, and Top Billing wasted its money slapping splatters of diversity across its hour-long broadcast.