From our Department of Too Much Free Time:
"At first glance she appears to be in excellent condition and probably is from a distance but when you look closely she has light brown stains on one side of her head, above one eye, and under her bangs . . . Her hair is in great shape. Her eyebrows are missing some paint. She needs a light cleaning. She may not be perfect but I have seen worse." eBay item #6024887155*
This is a description of a vintage fashion doll for sale on eBay - a "Suzette" doll, a description which in truth is more like the actual me than not. There are 6 pages of "Suzette" items for sale there , everything from French magazines, Avon poodle bottles, waist cinchers, Kate Spade handbags, and a charming item called a Salt and Pepper Susan.
Calling all Suzettes, Susans, SusieQs and other variations on the name: If you've ever squirmed even a little bit when the someone mentioned the domestic device known as a "lazy susan", then I say we band together and form a movement to change the insulting name to a suzette, with no decriptive term in front of it.
Who's with me on this?
Come on - I know I'm not the only one who had cast discreet sideways glances to see if anyone is looking at me when the offensive term has been uttered.