For example, last week I had to get up sort of early to go to an event, and within less than five seconds of arriving someone I barely know asked me, in a high, singsongy tone - borderline baby talk - "How are you FEELING?" I was feeling tired and grumpy but I didn't want to unleash on her so I replied, in the nicest tone I could muster, "Honestly, I'm feeling tired of that question." What I should have said was "fine." But I knew that would have opened the door to more questions and I couldn't fathom having to engage further. But, engage further we did. Her next response was one of shock: "Oh dear, WHY?" Sigh.
"Well, I have to answer it about fifty times a day and it gets old."
Photo: This bikini hasn't seen the light of day for three years. It probably never will again because the top is disintegrating, but it was fun to wear for one last hurrah. (Note the hole in the wall next to me - the kitchen remodel is still underway!)