Thanks to everyone for your input and boost to my self-esteem. I'll keep your suggestions on hand. I thought I might share with you a comeback I had out of the "blue" one day...I was grocery shopping and this old man blurted out my favorite phrase, "nice haircut." I looked at him straight in the eyes and said "It's not a haircut, it's the result of chemotherapy." Boy did I enjoy the embarassing look on his face. The next comment he made was, "I really think it looks nice on you!" So thanks to your help, I found a way to turn the table.