Say she is getting dressed—she being any woman in your life—assessing herself in the mirror.
Say she turns to you.
Already you know what is coming. Already you know you are in a lose-lose proposition.
In an instant you assess her mood, the time of day, the event she is preparing for. You contemplate answering the question to come, then not answering. You look for an exit—a non-obvious exit. With none found, you try to find a way into a joke or attempt to create a distraction.Read More