I was the moderator who deleted the answer; I should explain my reasoning.
The question comes from someone interested in cross-dressing who's asking about deflecting awkward questions he receives while making purchases (e.g. "Who are you buying these for?"). Your answer was
How do I deflect such questions politely and without public
If you're hesitant to lie and you don't want to be out and about with your clothing preferences, you could avoid this situation entirely by shopping in a LGBT area.
Doing this would allow you to avoid most ridicule or uncomfortable questions. This is not to suggest that you are or are not LGBT but these people are going to be much more accepting of you than say your local family outlet.
I believe you will find that, a shop that serves the LGBT community will also be well placed to advise, reassure, and most of all be non-judgmental.
A quick Google search of LGBT shops in your area should guide you as to where you might more comfortably shop.
Don't let other peoples perceptions of you rattle your karma, be who you are.
As I wrote in my comment - and as apaul has repeated - this isn't an interpersonal solution. It's a solution, but not the sort that this site is for. I've said this a lot to new users: Our URL is
imlookingforanysolutiontomyproblem.stackexchange.com. We aren't a general help site, and so, as we decided a long time ago, answers like this one are not suitable for the site. To be honest, my philosophy - and I think/hope others agree - is that answers should teach the asker an interpersonal skill. After all, that's our name.
I think some similarly barred answers might be
- "Build a gated fence around your yard" to a question asking about how to talk to a neighbor who keeps taking your morning paper.
- "Eat at a different restaurant" to a question asking about how to order at a restaurant in a foreign country with a menu in a language you don't understand.
To be honest, your answer almost reminded me of a frame challenge (e.g. "How can I do X?" "Well, don't."), but such an answer would likely talk about why a given action would be considered rude or inappropriate - in other words, have a rationale that's based on interpersonal skills anyway.
I apologize for my brief comment; I thought it was self-explanatory enough, but in the future, I can elaborate more.