Tuesday, November 08, 2011

In which I make a tactical error . . .

"Excuse me, young lady," said the 50ish man standing in the mystery section. "Do you work here?"

"I do," I replied. I should have left it at that, or added, "Can I help you find something?" but no. I had to say, "And thank you for calling me 'young lady.'"

"Oh, thirty-eight's still very young!" he said cheerfully. Meaning he thought I looked a LOT older than 38 and picked a "low" number he thought would please me. He was wrong.

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