In the 1960s (was it the 1960s? I need to research more) laws were passed that allowed government-run facilities to fire employees they suspected of being lesbians. Because of this, lesbian government employees developed a distinct feminine style. This is how I imagine that conversation going.
...With a girl...
Here I am, at a party, in a dress...
So, where do you think they're keeping the-
WHAT A LOVELY PARTY, SWEETHEART!
I don't care what happens, never do that again.
You realize I just saved both of our butts, right?
Internal dialogue: HIACW: You are an entire adult woman. You can pretend to like this man for two hours. Man up. RB: Okay, Simon, you can do this. It's weird for her too.