Male CRO to Female Account Executive

On flight home from business trip, I had an aisle, he had middle. He flatly told me he wasn't sitting in the middle. (I was easily five inches taller.) ok.

Small talk with the boss - told him I had taken over leadership of an organization and whipped it into shape. His reply? "Yeah, I can totally see you in leather with a whip and chains." I sat paralyzed in the middle seat for another hour and a half.