In awkward moments, I have been known to quote Bridget Jones.
“Isn’t it terrible about Chechnya?” I’d say when no other words felt right and a silence needed to be filled.
The response would either be laughter because the people around me got the reference or a double-take.
“Isn’t she clever about world affairs?”
[OK that’s how I chose to interpret the looks. WHATEVER.]
When I met Renee Zellweger at SoHo House in LA a few years ago, I actually told her about my habit. She laughed pretty hard, seemingly with sincerity.
Anyway…I guess I have to put this saying on hold for awhile.
If you haven’t seen this clip, click here: