DH would be proud, mostly.
I have an (apparently) annoying habit of answer people’s questions…when they are just wondering out loud, like in a museum or something.
DH tells me that they really do not want someone to answer their question. If I ask a question, I want an answer!
Anyway, I was in Target and this young couple was looking at decorations for their house–apparently a “jungle” theme. The man picked up a Southeast Asian-style Buddha and his wife (girlfriend?) declared it scary and kept asking, “What is that?”
I bit my tongue.
Then the man said it was a Buddha…but the wife was not convinced. “Buddhas are fat and they smile,” she argued.
Still I bit my tongue.
Just when I was about to explode, the man saw me glancing over and asked, “Its a Buddha, right?”
And I said, “Yes.”
The lady asked, “Aren’t Buddhas fat?”
I explained, “A lot of the Chinese ones are…but the ones in other Buddhist areas usually look like this one.”
Okay, so I did not keep my mouth shut entirely…but at least I waited until the question was directly posed to me. I also didn’t launch into a 2-minute mini art history lecture.
Aren’t you proud?