Sunday, May 8, 2011

Be Diplomatic

My husband was wearing a new leather jacket this morning that he recently purchased. I looked at it. There is an old saying that if you have nothing good to say, stay silent. So I kept my mouth shut. A few minutes after I bit my tongue, he asked if the jacket was okay. I played dumb. "Okay for what?," I asked. He pressed me for an opinion. I said, "It is not my taste. But what matters is what you think of it." He pressed me more. The jig was up. Finally, I said the problem is the jacket "looks like a Members Only jacket and those are out of style." He said, "That must be why it was only $50." I didn't say anything. During the whole exchange back and forth, I had a goal of sparing his feelings.

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