Tuesday, March 15, 2005
File under: Whisky Tango FoxtrotWhy can't girls accept unsolicited compliments?
I know, this sounds like bad comedy schtick, but seriously - it's like a reflex or something when we get a compliment to discount it:
"They're really uncomfortable and I don't think they go with this outfit."
"You look great!"
"No, I have pms and I have this giant zit on my nose and my ass is huge."
"You really did a great job on that presentation."
"No, I just got lucky with some things..."
This morning, my boss told me that my hair looked really good, and it does (I'm having a great hair day, it's shiny and soft and straightened perfectly) but I told her "no, it's too limp today and all fly-away" - why couldn't I just say "Thanks"? Why?