I tried to suppress my laughter, but he was on to me. Luckily, he was a good sport about the whole thing and we immediately headed online to see where else we could take advantage of his, ahem, maturity.
Then it dawned on me. He’d given me the perfect “helpful” conversation ender.
“Do you have kids?”
“No. It didn’t work out for us.”
“Oh, you’re young. There’s still time.”
“Actually, my husband gets a senior discount.”
At which point, I’ll walk away and let them figure it out for themselves.
All joking aside, I know these conversations are never this easy and I don’t mean to be flippant, but imagine if you could come back with a snappy reply to those “helpful” suggestions. What would you say?