I seek women of my age or stage who look cool and proud and smart and stylish and modern. I imagine they recognize one or more of these qualities in me and we acknowledge each other as we pass, silently. ‘I see you, lady!’
When someone inquires “how are you” tell them exactly how you’re feeling: irritable and a little drowsy. I really have to go to the bathroom! Confused as to why you’re wearing those shoes with that dress. I was fine until I happened by a TV screen showing a segment on Trump but now I feel contempt.