Things I wish people wouldn’t say to me
“Oh, you got a haircut.” This always means “I notice you got a haircut. It’s not a good one.” Always. Sometimes, “Well, look at that,” precedes the remark and also is never good.
“How could you possibly think that was a good idea?”
“Are you wearing a new lipstick?” Understood meaning: “It makes you look like you have jaundice.”
From my doctor, “You know, you’re not getting any younger.”
From a male teacher with whom I was discussing a verse from Matthew, “Why don’t you go home and have your husband explain that to you?”