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Saturday, March 22, 2008

I wasn't sympathizing.

The guy behind me in line today had lovely eyes, green and brown. We'd already smiled, so I said "Do you get complimented on your eyes a lot?" "Yeah" he said. "You get that too?" "Yeah, but, I wasn't, um, I meant to be complimenting your eyes." "Eh," he grunted, utterly bored. "Thanks."


Anonymous scottb said...

Remember "well done is better than well said" (even though in this case well done _was_ really just well said). You could have just told all your friends about the guy with nice eyes _that you never talked to_. So, well done.

I came home from work early yesterday and took the kids out to a rec area for a picnic (and gave the cool wife a break), and we ate picnic food, and fed ducks and played catch until the park guys threw us out at dusk! Nobody there with lovely eyes, except, of course, the daughter.

6:47 AM  
Blogger Capella said...

Maybe you are not the only person with a no-compliments comment policy. He could be your soulmate!

9:40 AM  
Blogger KingM said...

But didn't you get a thrill anyway from giving the compliment? That alone is almost worth it.

Almost. :)

9:55 AM  

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