15 years ago:
"Honey, do these pants make me look fat, what do you think?" She asked me. "No dear, those are nice jeans. No the pants are just lovely", I replied. "No....it's your ASS that makes you look fat dear, not those pants"
10 years ago:
"No the PANTS are just lovely"
I must admit to have been somewhat rude, blunt and grumpy at times. I even admit to be a pain in the rear to live with from time to time. Hell I would agree instantly if you would say that I've behaved like a selfish arrogant SOB during my younger years. But all of that has changed. I have aged, matured and have smoothened the sharper edges.
But after several relationships and years of wisdom I still haven't found the right response to her question. She deserves my honest opinion, I won't lie to her. But even when I don't say a word she goes "what are you looking at?, What's wrong?, It's the pants right?"