Friday, November 27, 2015

Then this happened

So the other day my daughter was under the weather and I was visiting her. She asked me to get her some sanitary napkins. So I went to the bodega near her apartment. When I asked the proprietor where the sanitary napkins were, he looked me up and down, taking in my gray hair, and said, “You mean adult diapers, don’t you?” Sigh.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

How do I look?

Before I head to work in the morning, I always ask Other, “How do I look?” The other day, he said, “Why do you always ask me that? You always look great.” And he’s right, in a way. He always says, “You look great.” But often there’s an “if.” “You look great—if you like pants that look like a table cloth.” “You look great—if you like clown shoes.” “You look great—if you don’t mind looking like a copy editor.” That’s why I always ask him before I head to work in the morning, “How do I look?”