Ask Amy: Serious illness is dismissed as psychosomatic
It is a tough realization that your family values are different from theirs, but if you’ve exhausted every reasonable effort to see them, you will have to accept it.
Dear Amy: I enjoyed your “Best of” column devoted to the occasional challenges faced by short people.
Years ago, our firm hired a super-duper Mr. Fix It guy.
He had a series of conference phone calls, and always sounded very tough and gruff.
I pictured a John Wayne or General Patton type of guy.
I met him in person one day, and he was short and petite, but with a booming voice.
I said to him, "You sound much taller on the phone.”
He laughed and responded, "No this is the tallest I have ever been!”
It was great.
– A Reader
Dear Reader: What strikes me is that any person outside of what might be considered the “norm” (whatever that currently is), seems to need a great comeback line.
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