Have you ever received (or given) a compliment that was just a bit off? Not backhanded or insulting like these: (edited: I guess I can't add the link because it has the word relationship in it)
but was meant to be a true compliment that just wasn't delivered quite right?
Please share your stories!
I was wearing a new blouse with a floral print in a color and style that I don't usually buy. I normally stay away from floral prints.
DD#2: That's a new blouse, isn't it?
Me: Yes. What do you think?
DD#2 (my little fashionista): At first I thought it looked like something you pulled off of Grandma's table*, but the color really works well with your hair and skin tone and the style is quite flattering. You should get more like that. I approve.
Me: Well, thank you. I'll keep that in mind the next time I go shopping. (After a pause, and I really couldn't help myself
) So. You think I look good dressed as a table?
DD#2 (laughing!): I didn't mean to say that out loud! But it's true! The pattern reminds me of one of Grandma's table cloths, you know the one I'm talking about, right?
Yeah, we had a good laugh, and I really do appreciate DD#2's compliments. But I'm going to have to bite my tongue the next time I wear that blouse, otherwise I'll blurt out "Look! I'm wearing my table cloth!"
*My mom is quite famous for her floral patterned table clothes.