I was raised by strong women in the West End of Louisville, and we don’t take shit offa nobody.
So, when I was a young executive secretary, and one of the bosses said to me, “You know, you’d be much prettier if you wore a little makeup,” I replied:
And I think your beard needs a trim, but I wasn’t going to mention it.
Perhaps fortunately for me, he thought that was funny. But he never made personal remarks to me after that.
This post is part of Linda G. Hills weekly blog hop, One-Liner Wednesday. If you have a one-liner or just like them, follow the link.
A WRITING PROMPT FROM ME TO YOU: If you’re a writer, how does (or would) your main character handle personal remarks? If you’re not a writer, how do (or would) you?