Compliments Are Complicated!

“You’re really pretty.” She’s just being nice because she can see how awkward I am.

“No, I don’t think so…” Was she being sarcastic? Is she making fun of me?

“You are.” Should I say the same thing back to her? Would that sound too forced? Can we please talk about something else?

“Oh, uh, thank you.” Now she’s going to think I agree with her, ugh!

“Don’t worry, I’m not a lesbian or anything.” She thinks this is why I answered the way that I did. Why would this worry me? Why does she think this would worry me? What am I supposed to say to that? Is she asking me if I am a lesbian?

“It’s okay, thanks.” What the hell kind of reply is that?






6 thoughts on “Compliments Are Complicated!

  1. I was nodding along to the first four lines and the last two made me laugh out loud. These conversations are so awkward. I usually reply by complimenting what she’s wearing, on the off chance that it’s hand knitted by her grandmother and then we can talk about alpaca wool or something totally unrelated.

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