Friday, June 25, 2004

another ambiguous compliment

"I'm going to have you give the toast at my wedding." (This is ambiguous only because the complimenter is both gay and a commitmentphobe. But it was sweet that he was impressed by my toast to my parents--it was after I gave a recital, on their anniversary, and I'd said something like, "Asking a group of people to sit still while I sing takes a certain amount of arrogance. I'd like to thank my parents for not beating that arrogance out of me while I was a child."...of course, my mother's response was "We tried!")