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The Various Ways I Take Compliments of a Personal, Physical, or Intellectual Nature
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 1.) Shut the fuck up.
 2.) You are so precious, I love you.
 3.) HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
 4.) Are you high?
 5.) What do you want?
 6.) Wait, what did I say?
 7.) I think perhaps you need new glasses.
 8.) (Clearly this person is insane, so I will edge away slowly without saying anything.)
 9.) No.
10.) Um... thank you?

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When this happens to me I normally flip my hair and say, 'Thanks, I know I am," and ppl find it super off-putting, so if there's some sort of healthy medium between the two extremes I HAVEN'T FOUND IT. Compliments are a weird business (especially when people expect them in return? That gets awkward really fast. Like when someone comes up to you and says, "Wow, I love your blouse!" and you say, "Oh, thank you," and there's that pregnant pause while they wait for you to mention how great their shirt is, too, but you feel like you just can't do that morally because their shirt is really ugly and has a lot of zippers, and then someone either awkwardly changes the subject or shuffles away hmmMM social niceties what a conUNDRum.)



Edited at 2013-02-18 07:27 am (UTC)

How about this one: "oh my god, your hair is so long!!"

WHAT DO YOU SAY??

"Thank you???"

"Yes, I know."

"Um... yes."

"Thank you yes I've been growing it my entire life isn't it lovely? This is my daily hair care regimen: I brush it."

WHAT DO THESE PEOPLE WANT FROM ME? DO THEY WANT STATE SECRETS ABOUT HOW TO GROW LONG HAIR? IS THAT STATEMENT EVEN A COMPLIMENT OR SIMPLY AN OBSERVATION???? WHAT DOOOOOO

Oh man idekkk, the compliment I typically get for my hair is, "That's such a gorgeous color, is it natural?", TO WHICH I LIE AND SAY, "YES, YES IT IS," BECAUSE THEY WILL NEVER KNOW MY TRUE SHADE SO LONG AS I LIVE.

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