A patient’s wife whom I’ve known for years saw me poke my head out into the waiting room the other day and ran over to give me some feedback on my recent newspaper column.
She cocked her head to one side, tilting it slightly forward, raised a single brow, and without so much as a hint of a smile said, “I saw your column. Now that was interesting.”
Not “Great column.” Not “Nice.” Not “Oh how sweet.” But interesting, very, very interesting.
“Well thank you very much,” I replied, not quite sure whether I had just been complimented or not. What else could I do?
I found the whole incident, well, interesting.