Tammy: Should I wear my hair up or down?
Tammy: Why do you say up?
Me: Because you already had it in your hand. (she was standing in front of the bathroom mirror)
Tammy: That’s not helping me. You just said that because you thought it’d be easier.
Me: Well, isn’t that helping you?
Tammy: No. Helping me is telling me the truth—what looks better—not telling me what you think is easier.
Me: I gotta write this down.
Me: This conversation.
We were going to a basketball game so it didn’t matter to me whether she wore her hair up or down. What I was trying to do was “help” by suggesting the easiest solution.
Turns out doing what’s easy isn’t always right.