My piano teacher is a really talented old Russian lady. She’s also rather mean. I suppose that’s what happens when you grow up in a country that bans Christmas – you learn to be a little tougher around the edges, and you learn a variety of backhanded compliments.
There’s what I call the “Charlie Brown.”
Because she gives you something you want…
There’s also the classic “Insult?”
And then there’s finally, “Resignation.”