Sunday, July 30, 2006

Wasn't That Nice?

So after church this morning, one of the elderly male members of Mr. W.'s congregation cornered me.

Elderly Male Member (EMM): Hey, Mrs. W., you know, you look like someone who's been in the news a lot lately.

Me (a little worried): Really? (nervous laugh)

EMM: Yes, although, it isn't a compliment.

Me (a lot worried): Oh...

EMM: Yes, you look an awful lot like Andrea Yates.

Me: Okay, bye.

Wasn't that just the kindest thing you've EVER heard anybody say to a gal? Really, how could I not be flattered by the comparison? How ungracious of me to be annoyed that I am thought to look like a 40+ year old insane woman!

On the bright side, I can safely say that I have NEVER opened my mouth and stuffed my foot in quite so deep.

Mr. W. was pretty irritated when I mentioned the little episode to him and wanted to go tell on EMM to his wife. He also suggested telling EMM that he resembled Charls Manson. EMM's wife would have disciplined him quite thoroughly, I'm sure. As it is, my MIL apologized on behalf of old people everywhere. LOL

I will grant EMM that I do share some traits with poor Andrea. We are both white, have brown hair and wear glasses. I wonder if EMM will feel the need to share his observations with every woman who has brown hair and glasses. He will be very busy if he does.



Mayberry said...

Oh. My. Goodness. I would have been completely flabbergasted!

Builder Mama said...

Um, I don't see the resemblance whatsoever. What was that guy smoking?