Wednesday, January 14, 2009

TBWCYL Day 14 - My Compliments

Today is "a Day of Compliments" so today I was to pass out compliments and see if flattery does get you everywhere. It was actually kind of fun to continuously tell people nice things about themselves but there were times where I found myself acting nicely but not actually giving compliments per se.

So, I told a coworker today that I liked her glasses but I didn't get anything for it. I gave a compliment to a girl I work with at the comic book store about her shirt and it didn't pay off of anything but I am interested to see if it might pay off later. I told a lady I was looking forward to seeing her smiling face again tomorrow so maybe that will pay off in some way but I will have to see.

I tried to throw more out but sometimes it is difficult to just say things to people without coming off as creepy. I went to the grocery store but I thought it would come off as weird to say, "Why that's a nice uniform", and I even went to a bookstore to try to find someone to compliment thinking I could get creative but when I chatted up the sales lady our conversation took a disappointing turn when it turns out she isn't good at what she does and therefore couldn't have a compliment.

You have done an awesome job of reading this,


2 Ripples in the pond:

Erin said...

Thanks for the generic, all-encompassing compliment at the end...I guess. I suppose it's a little bit harder to compliment people when you're not face-to-face, but maybe you could have called me today to tell me how awesome I am. Then I would have had a better day.

Nice brown/gray (grey?) t-shirt, Trinity. I'm guessing there, but there's a 94% chance I'm right.

Trinity said...

You were so wrong. I was in a blue long sleeve. Ha.