Thursday, January 12, 2012

Compliments

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A few years ago, several people I met kept telling me I looked like Angelina Jolie...at first I shrugged it off like nah...just rocking the sleek pony tail so it reminds them of Tomb Raider...then it kept happening...to this day I am still like NO WAY do I look like Angelina Jolie!

The best compliments I receive now are the comments I get on my writing style and my blog.  I love to hear when people love my blog...not to be vain, but as reassurance that people get me and my blog and like it.  It gives me hope that one day (when I have experience courage to ever try to get published a magazine editor so where out there will get it and love it too).  Even though I love to hear it ... I still get a little "ahhhhh shucks" when I read it.  =)

I think the worst "compliment" has to be..."when is your baby due" and the woman is not pregnant.  I had this happen to me from an old lady behind the deli counter...I literally cried...she apologized...I cried and left the store in embarrassment.  They are called leggings and a high wasted dress!!  In the car, I tried to soothe my thoughts of never eating again with remembering that my friend (100 pounds) was asked the same thing repeatedly when wearing something similar.  I just hope my reaction (i.e. meltdown of tears) made that old lady recognize that  - THAT question is NEVER appropriate!  

What's the best compliment you ever received? 
Do you accept compliments or shrug them off?
Have you ever received a not so nice "compliment"?
How did you react?


6 comments:

  1. I actually had an old man before christmas ask me how the weather was up there. I didn't quite 'get' what he was referring to (my height ) at first, so I replied, it's been wonderful hasn't it? Then, as I continued walking, the dark cloud loomed over me and I realized what he had said. Really? I was speechless. then all my insecurities came flooding back. Then I got all 'Andrea' and sloughed it off as, he's just an old man and doesn't realize tact and respect. And then I got angry and thought - dammit, he's an old man and if he wants respect, he should damn well dish it out as well. See, I'm still seething from the incident.

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  2. Exactly! They are old...they SHOULD know better! I'm so sorry that happened to you and ironically last night my lil sis (who's 5'7 tallest in the family by our standards) just told me she hates being tall! I never realized!

    Thank you for commenting and have a wonderful day!!

    ♥ Shia

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  3. that would really suck :(
    i would be hurt too if they ask
    me that question ..

    the best compliment i get all the
    time is about my legs ... everyone
    tells me i have legs of a soccer player
    haha =D really thick and muscular.

    worst compliment ... i can't
    think of one right now .. most likely
    because i chose to forget about it lol


    happy thursday love!


    xoxo
    Melina ♥
    www.onlyaflightaway.blogspot.com

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  4. Aw! Thanks! I guess my favorite compliments are the ones on my blog, too. I don't know if it counts, but when people tell me I've somehow been a blessing to them, it totally makes me feel cool. I can't recall any 'bad' compliments... but I'm sure I've had them ;)
    That was an awful experience, girl. I hope she learned her lesson!

    xoxo,
    Jessica
    Diary of a Beautiful Soul

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  5. aww i really love reading your blog! The best compliments i get are about my teeth..which i'm pretty proud of considering i've never had braces.
    I do shrug the compliments off but thats probably because i'm not someone who believes them..(i guess i need a bit more confidence haha)
    xxxx http://thekeytoconstantia.blogspot.com
    much love C

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  6. Omg i had the same thing happen to me! I was wearing a high waisted shirt that was loose and someone thought I was pregnant. Ughh worse feeling ever! Seriously made me upset. The best compliments I get are about my eye makeup mostly. Sometimes also my skin, people always want to know what foundation I have on because it looks natural..I used to freak out, and feel akward. Since im super shy, but I love it now, and love giving reccomendations

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