“Take a hot shower. You’ll feel better,” Mom said on my fifth or sixth day of being sick.
“I wish you were here to put fresh sheets on the bed while I shower.” I responded, practically punctuating my words with a :-(.
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.
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