Sometimes the best comeback just slips out, and all you can do is sit back and enjoy your moment of fire.
These rare moments of verbal fluency feel glorious, as they are the gorgeous opposite of laying in your bed mulling over what you wish you had said. These anecdotes are to be treasured and looked upon for future inspiration, as we can all use a refresher on how to quip with a quickness.
We had a overly dramatic neighbor who always claimed she was sick and dying.
My mom came to see my kids in the middle of battling stage 4 lung cancer.
The neighbor pulled her, “Hi Rita, so glad to see you. Did Jason tell you that I am dying?”
My mom looked right at her, smiled and said “Me too, dear. But not today.”
Never more proud of her.