Friday, May 6, 2011

The first lesson in politeness

Addy and I went for a walk yesterday, and the following exchange occurred between me and a man picking up sticks in his yard:

Man: "It's a nice day to take the baby for a walk."
Me: "Yes, it's a beautiful day!"
Man: "How old is your baby?"
Me: "Six months"
Man: "Boy or girl?"
Me: "Girl"
Man: "What's her name?"
Me: "Addison"
Man: "Addison? That's different."
Me: "Yeah."
Man: "Addison. Not Madison?? (I shake my head no) Addison? Hmm, that's interesting..."
Me: "Yeah...have a nice day!"

I walked down the sidewalk a few paces and said to Addy, "When you don't like something, but you want to be polite, you say that's interesting."

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