Saturday, July 26, 2008

Teaching Tact, Times Two

...or at least trying to.
[While awaiting a visit from a indisputably gorgeous colleague to pick up a box of paperwork...]

Sarah: "So how old is Mrs. G.?"

Mommy: "I don't know Sarah, but when she gets here, please don't ask. Some women don't like telling their age. It's considered a nosy question."

Sarah: "No, no, no, no, no, Mama. Here's how you do it. You say, 'You look so young! How old are you?' It works. I've done it with lots of ladies at church and they usually tell me."

Hmmm. It's the "usually" that concerns me.

Now the men, they're another story. Here, one of the remarkable men of our church, a WWII veteran, works his magic for Sarah. (I wonder if she asked him how old he is....)

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11 comments:

Pixie4199 said...

Now that's the way to go through life! I have learned to dispute the old adage "flattery will get you nowhere" is absolutely FALSE! In my experience it gets you EVERYWHERE! Yay Sarah for figuring it out so early :).

Colleen said...

Oh my that's funny! I'm sure it works based on her cuteness factor! :O)

Missy said...

Love it! She is such a genius! (I believe I have said that often about your two!)

Mary said...

I would tell her my age.... of course that's probably because she's just so cute!!

Harris Boys said...

what a little angel...she is so sweet and what a great line mom :) she def. told you how to do it...lol

quitecontrary1977 said...

that has to be the coolest pic ever. reminds me of my grandpa and me when i was little!

Dave and Jenn said...

Oh my gosh...such an adorable conversation! Out of the mouth of babes huh?? what a wonderful picture for Sarah to cherish!!

TONYA said...

Ha, I just love how her mind works. She has it all figured out already. What a clever girl.

Bia said...

I think your daughter is very, very clever.

Zip n Tizzy said...

29 Sarah, I'm 29, and Thank You for asking!
Funny girls... they learn so young.

Laura said...

Sara's going to be a politician.
I will vote for her.
Now, ask her how to get women to say their weight....hee hee.