There are many ways to finish the title of this post. Has anyone ever told you…
…you look great tonight?
…you look like Keira Knightley?
Those are just a few, and they’re all compliments. Of course, there are also less positive ways to finish the question…
you have a “kick me” sign on your back?
you need a haircut?
Well, I’ll let you guess which of those happened to me this very weekend! Here’s how it went down. I attended a local church yesterday morning. Whilst chatting with a couple of friends, forming a triad not easily penetrated, a churchgoer clutched my shoulder. This person was outside the triad of trust so she was clearly determined to deliver her message. I turned to her and, along with my two friends, heard these words from her mouth:
Has anyone every told you you need a haircut?
Who does that? This woman was older, maybe in her 70s so my explanation for her actions was that she was just being a grandma. It’s something grandparents say to their grandkids, right? The thing is, I’ve no recollection of ever seeing this woman in my entire life, much less being her grandchild! I thought it was funny. The rest of the triad was taken aback by it and had a few ideas of how I could’ve responded. I’m never good in the moment so I think I remember just laughing and admitting it’s a little out of control.
We probably could’ve had a longer conversation about it, but she had to prepare for her role as choir member.
-Out of the Wilderness