“Sahana, I am getting old!” I proclaimed this morning before heading out to work.
She was deeply contemplating which music to play on her Spotify. But she heard me and reflexively replied, “No you are not.”
“Yes I am!”
“NO, you are not! Why do you say that?” She did look up from her screen – interested now in knowing.
“I pulled a muscle near my elbow brushing my hair. That happens to aging folks. As we get old we have trouble drying hair, get pulled muscle while brushing hair.” I provided fool proof example of my advancing years and utterly weak elbow muscles.
“Pffft….that is not a sign of aging. You simply have so much hair that brushing them gave your arm a muscle pull. This is an example of abundance of your hair not advancing age.”
Bam! She turned the ailment to compliment. One needs to learn from her how to convert criticism to compliment. We both laughed out loud. And I want to remember this moment so here it goes in my blog post.