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Old September 29th, 2009, 03:03 PM
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I knew she's your mother! You look just like her!

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Old September 29th, 2009, 03:16 PM
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"You did a great job, but I would've..."

Sheesh!
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Old September 29th, 2009, 04:20 PM
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"You did a great job, but I would've..."

Sheesh!
Great job...now do more of the same!
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Old September 29th, 2009, 04:27 PM
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Awwww... are you expecting?

Edited to add: No, I wasn't
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Old September 29th, 2009, 06:24 PM
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Awwww... are you expecting?

Edited to add: No, I wasn't
"When are you due?" Not a compliment and thankfully hasn't happened
for a couple years since my working out.
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Old September 29th, 2009, 06:44 PM
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"When are you due?" Not a compliment and thankfully hasn't happened
for a couple years since my working out.
OMG, that's the worst!! I'm super-skinny, but someone asked me that question one day at work (after I'd has a huuuuuuuge lunch), and I knew that she was just being mean, so...

I got her fired.
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Old September 29th, 2009, 07:13 PM
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"You are really good at ___________!"

(Fill in the blank with any undesirable task that everyone claims not to be good at so they won't have to do it)
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Old September 29th, 2009, 09:04 PM
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"You're not fat, you look healthy".
In other words, you're fat.
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Old September 29th, 2009, 09:53 PM
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That dress... or outfit... really makes you look slim.

You look good for your age.
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Old September 29th, 2009, 10:05 PM
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OMG, that's the worst!! I'm super-skinny, but someone asked me that question one day at work (after I'd has a huuuuuuuge lunch), and I knew that she was just being mean, so...

I got her fired.
Wow, remind me never to compliment you!
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Old September 29th, 2009, 10:05 PM
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The main thing is that you are still working with computers.

(most likey to be said after moving some sort of computer like device from point A to point B)
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Old September 30th, 2009, 01:34 AM
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You're funny.
Then, he goes all huhu like Joe Pesci in Goodfellas.
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Old September 30th, 2009, 03:07 AM
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My MIL insists that I look 17. I'm 28. I know I look young for my age- probably about 23 or so. I've looked 23 for the last 8 years. But really- 17? Come on, now. After seeing the way 17 year olds around here act and dress, that is NOT a compliment in any way. I'm an adult. At least give me that acknowledgement. I've earned it, dammit!
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Old September 30th, 2009, 04:36 AM
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“You would go far, if you just applied yourself.”
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Old September 30th, 2009, 09:36 AM
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Similar to Menehune Man's post--had a boss who would compliment the entire staff (I worked in a smallish dental office), then say "BUT...". We got so we'd interrupt him with a chorus of "BUT" when he started in!

My favorite, though, was at age 13, from a so-called "well-meaning" nurse in a doctor's office (who, in reality, was a mean witch)--"You'd be SO pretty if you'd just lose some weight". I was a little overweight then, but not much, at all, and certainly not obese...and so what if I was, if I was healthy?! As for being pretty--who could feel pretty after a "compliment" like that?!

I felt like telling her I could diet, but she was ugly as sin and could do nothing about it...but my mama raised me to be polite.
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Old September 30th, 2009, 11:19 AM
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My favorite, though, was at age 13, from a so-called "well-meaning" nurse in a doctor's office (who, in reality, was a mean witch)--"You'd be SO pretty if you'd just lose some weight". I was a little overweight then, but not much, at all, and certainly not obese...and so what if I was, if I was healthy?! As for being pretty--who could feel pretty after a "compliment" like that?!

I felt like telling her I could diet, but she was ugly as sin and could do nothing about it...but my mama raised me to be polite.
Wow, that IS mean. Especially since you were only 13 and she was a nurse. I received similar comments, but from aunties. And like you, I was never THAT fat!
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Old September 30th, 2009, 11:35 AM
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From various authorities over the years: "You have a lot of potential."

If a military performance report has room left over to comment "Maintains diligent control of all classified material under their custody", then it's not a compliment...

"Dad, that shirt looks good on you. Can I ask you a favor?"
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Old September 30th, 2009, 01:38 PM
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Slightly off-topic, but....


Wife: "I hate this dress. It makes me look fat and ugly."
Me: "Don't be silly, honey. It doesn't make you look ugly."
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Old September 30th, 2009, 02:53 PM
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I knew she's your mother! You look just like her!

heheheh

My daughters always gets dis one.

Auntie Lynn

btw: I love this thread. I laughed at each one.
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I almost told an employee at the Sprint store that he looked like Pete Wentz. Then I remembered this thread and kept my mouth shut.
Famous or not, Pete Wentz looks kinda goofy.
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Old October 1st, 2009, 01:32 AM
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A mother telling her daughter that she has a pretty face if she lost a little weight.
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Old October 2nd, 2009, 05:20 AM
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While walking with my 5-year old son Jesse I was told, "My that's a fine grandson you have"

and at McDonalds after receiving a Senior Coffee by mistake, "But sir if in doubt we give the discount anyway" Oh thanks.
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Old October 2nd, 2009, 11:41 AM
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While walking with my 5-year old son Jesse I was told, "My that's a fine grandson you have"
My 16-year-old daughter and I went out to eat after surfing. (Beach clothes, damp hair, no makeup.) With the waiter standing there, she told me to go ahead and order first while she made up her mind. After I ordered, the waiter turned to her and said "Thank you sir, and for your wife?"

First time it'd happened to either one of us. She was grossed out for days. Every time she started to get over it, I'd tell her that I thought the waiter was being very complimentary about my youthful appearance.

I wasn't sure which way to tip-- insulted or appreciative...
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My MIL insists that I look 17. I'm 28. I know I look young for my age- probably about 23 or so. I've looked 23 for the last 8 years. But really- 17? Come on, now. After seeing the way 17 year olds around here act and dress, that is NOT a compliment in any way. I'm an adult. At least give me that acknowledgement. I've earned it, dammit!
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