Instantly I heard behind me - one of them shouting at the top of his voice,
It took me a second to twig they meant me.. and once I'd absorbed that fact I smiled. I took it as positive, firstly, they hadn't tried to attack me, or even said anything rude about me. They merely pointed out in their own simple way what was clearly true.
So the upshot was that I was pleased that even on a day when I had made no effort, was wearing jeans, hadn't shave, my innate femininity was still clearly obvious to a bunch of pram pushing chain smoking chavs in Welling