E: What if it's a girl? Shouldn't you say "dude or dudette working?"
Me: No, the word dude can be male or female. It just means "person."
E: Maybe it was like that when you were young.
Me: What? What do you mean?
E: I mean you don't talk to a lot of girls now.
Me: What? I talk to girls all the time.
E: When you were young maybe.