This week I got one of the nicest compliments I've ever gotten.
We were out with L. & H., talking about their recent new car purchase. L. says, "Tell her what you said to me."
Apparently the negotiation process was arduous. Midway through, L. was at her breaking point, cranky and ready to just give in. When the salesman stepped away from the table, H. said to her:
"What would [wonderturtle] do?" And then, answering his own question,
"If [wonderturtle] were here, she'd smack you upside the head right now."
Wow! If only they had been witness to my own passive and pathetic car-buying experience, in which I played a recent turnaway from a methadone clinic, and the smarmy used car salesman played himself.
But still. That felt nice.