Last night our friend Nick took us out for a sunset ride on his boat. We went over to Plattsburgh and had dinner at the Naked Turtle.
Before we left, I gave Steve the feedback that I “didn’t dislike” his hairstyle. While we were on the boat, Jen, Steve and I talked about it some more. Steve challenged me on how I would react if he had said that to me. “How do you like my new haircut? “I don’t dislike it.” “How does my butt look in these pants? “I don’t dislike it.”
It’s true, of course, you can’t give a girl feedback like that without some major repercussions. “Yeah,” I argued, “but I would never try to get my hair to resemble a mohawk.”
Steve’s response was perhaps the only possible one that would render me speechless and in doing so, acknowledge his point. “This is how Felix does his hair.”
I realized that this was true and Steve allowed some time for this to sink in. “See?” Steve said, “If Felix does it, it must be cool.”
That was probably the quickest and most successful time Steve has ever won a debate with me.