Once again, I thought of the perfect response about 2 minutes too late.

My company was sold a while back and they are still working out the details (more on that later). In the meantime, three smaller companies have moved into the building, causing all kinds of inconvenience for me – namely, someone keeps taking my parking spot. It doesn’t have my name on it, but it’s mine. Because I said.

I got onto the elevator with a man this evening. As we were waiting, he said, “I understand you’re shrinking.”

I knew what he meant and I answered accordingly.

But as we finished the conversation and I wished him a nice weekend, I realized that my answer should have been: Yes. I used to be 5 feet 8.

Maybe next time.