Saturday, May 12, 2007

Please, please, don't talk about my dad like that!

I have a client in her seventies, a divorcee. I made the mistake of telling her that my father is nearly all Irish.

Oh, my gosh, she lit up. With a gleam in her eye, she said, "ohhh, does he have dark hair?"

I nodded.

"Ohhh, does he have blue eyes?"

Again I nodded, wincing.

"Oh," she said, clasping her hands together, nearly giddy, "That just makes my knees weak. I think it's just so handsome."

"Um. Yeah. I'm, um, sure my mom, um, thinks so, too."

Ugh, I think I need to go wash my eyes.

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