How NOT to Win Friends
So a woman is looking at pictures of my children and says:
"I've never seen pictures of your children before. Wow. They're very beautiful.
They must take after your husband. They look nothing like you."
Yep. Someone actually said that. And the funny part was that she had no clue what she had just done! None!
The advice from Witness that Whittaker Chamber's mother had given him to "never insult someone unless it is on purpose" came to mind. Clearly, she hasn't heard that principle before.
Anyway, it gave Mr. Venger and me something to laugh over, and life is too short not to laugh every chance we get.
Oh, and for the record, the usual comments to me flow more along the lines of "Wow, you're children are beautiful. They look just like you." The truth of the matter, however, is that they are, like most children, a real mixture of their father's features and mine so that whichever parent they are with they appear the spitting image of. And of course, their features change over time, favoring one and then the other.
Here's wishing you nothing but uplifting conversations throughout your day. :)