Standards

“Dude, your standards are so high I can't even see them!” – (an observation by my wee ragamuffin regarding my standards).

(she said it but (in introspective fashion) was this meant to be a clever diss or a cool compliment?)

I shall never know... (mainly because (introspectively) I am too scared to ask and/or figure it out.)

i.e.: i know she didn't mean for it to be a diss or a compliment, but looking inwardly, which one is it?

and regardless of whichever one it is, what does that say about me as a person?

(an old saying goes): if you gotta ask you already know, right?

i'm asking but i still don't know. (i'm too scared, remember?)

i would have made a terrible lawyer.