“You’ve lost weight! Maybe ten pounds!”
“Yeah, well, so would you if you had surgery, ended up with a horrific case of thrush from the antibiotics so you couldn’t eat, then got fifty-million different opioids that killed your appetite. It’s a done deal.”
“No, really, you’re leaner and straighter.”
“You’d be straighter too if some guy cut you open and sawed out worn and crooked bones and replaced them with extra parts from the Tin Man. You’d be straighter.”
“Good job. Sometime tell me how you managed to reduce so fast!”
And this, folks, is how some (not all!!!) people actually do listen to each other. Cracks me up.