Thursday, October 11, 2012

Today I was given the best compliment EVER

Our heater has decided to take the day off and I have been working since roughly 7:30 this morning to get a fire going in the fireplace. I'm obviously lacking some skills there. It is chilly so I decided to go to the gas station to get hot chocolate for the kids who weren't at school. I rarely go to this one, but their coffee and hot chocolate are better so on I went.

Frankly, I looked like hell. Yesterday's make up had done it's walk of shame but at least my pajamas were decent. I did remember my undergarments at least! I walked in, got myself coffee and two hot chocolates. There were some people there and I smiled and did the whole small talk thing.

I got up to the register and the man told me that I was just gorgeous. I looked at him like he had lost his left contact and his right eye was clearly filled with cataracts. He went on to say that he and the girl working with him couldn't stop staring, as well as the other people. I looked to see if I had toilet paper or a kick me sign somewhere, I did not. So I stood there looking at him, I was fairly certain he had just stepped out from his cave in the wilderness. He said when you looked at people you really smiled, not the fake I have to smile, a light up your face smile. I just looked at him because I really did nothing out of the ordinary, people should smile and be polite.

The check out guy told me that today was the first time in 2 years of that guy in front of me, who is a regular, even made eye contact with him. Apparently this guy has little time for the people who serve him his morning cup, even pays with exact change so he doesn't have to wait around, just throws it on the counter and leaves. Today this guy said Hi and have a nice day to the worker. The worker said it was because of me.

The man went on to tell me that there was just something about me that made people smile, I was just simply gorgeous.

I am not a crier, I mean even at funerals I am the one holding everyone together. At weddings, I wonder if people really know what they are signing up for. I didn't cry at the birth of my children or at break ups. I am just not a crier. I got into my car and parked at the car wash across the parking lot and cried. I have never had such a heartfelt compliment in my life. I mean I always get the nice ass or you are hot ones, the ones that just prove they want nothing more for me than to be a cum dumpster. This one just kicked me upside the head with a leather boot.. Wow

So I have decided I am going to take it, I'm going to put that motherfucker in my back pocket and own it.

What is the best compliment you have ever received??

16 comments:

  1. Awwww <3 you ARE beautiful and it's awesome he told you!!

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    1. Thanks! And now you can leave your compliment... Let's bask in our awesomeness!

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  2. Even though it sounds cheesy, a compliment from my kids is the best. Believe me, they know how to lie but empty flattery is a little beyond them.

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  3. Even though it sounds cheesy, a compliment from my kids is the best. Believe me, they know how to lie but empty flattery is a little beyond them.

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  4. You never know when you are going to completely change someone's day. Beautiful.

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  5. A smile can change the world... or something cheesy like that. ;)

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  6. I was once told my son had his mother's balls, because he skipped school and I was a teacher at the same school. (Plus, I guess I was thought to be outspoken and a bit "ballsy.")

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  7. Awww, that was sweet of him, but he's right…you are gorgeous :) I can't even remember my last compliment. Seriously. It's been awhile!

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  8. oh...I am crying with you babe...when you make someone's day there is NOTHING better than that. I bet he went home with a little jump in his step.

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  9. Wow...that is cool! You totally deserve it. And A+ on remembering the undergarements!

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  10. Those out-of-the-blue compliments are the best, aren't they?

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  11. Before having kids, I very rarely left the house without at least enough makeup to acheive that "no make up/ fresh faced look" (you know- eyeliner, mascara, lip gloss, everything that a woman needs to look 'natural' in this country). I remember the first time I ran out on an emergency dunkin donuts coffee run after cj was born. I was in my pajamas, the rats nest on my head twisted into a sort of pony/bun hybrid. I couldn't blieve it when I was hit on THREE times at that single gas station! As I was waiting to pull out of the parking lot, a guy pulling in stopped his car to stare me down with a 'hey cutie' and a wink (I was honestly a bit embarassed) Why do we work so hard to fake natural, when its the REAL natural (in all our mommy glory: spit up shoulders and slippers) that turns heads???

    None of that tops the compliments I get from my 6yr old son though. He just loves the smell of my makeup, and hugs me a few extra seconds to enjoy the scent. He thinks I'm the standard to hold all beauty to.
    And my all-time favorite: one day he drew a family picture. I realized that my picture had something strange on top of my head, which no one else's picture had. I asked what it was, to which he replied "that's your crown". I giggled a bit and asked why on earth mommy has a crown, to which he replied "because your the queen!".

    Only six years old and he's already realized flattery will get him everywhere! Haha

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  12. How very nice of him to tell you!!! I agree, that's a wonderful compliment!!

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  13. I had a moment like that one day when I was 15 and working a counter at the food court. I was having the worst day, and I popped up from under the counter digging for something to a woman smiling at me. Her face, like yours, lit up a room. It changed my day :-)

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  14. The best compliment I have ever received was from my Daughter's Big sister....She told me I was the strongest woman she knows... I try to live up to that everyday

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  15. The best compliment I have ever received was from my Daughter's Big sister....She told me I was the strongest woman she knows... I try to live up to that everyday

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