E-hellions, tell me how to respond!
BACKGROUND: There's a woman with whom I've been "frenemies" for the last 10 years or so. We were BEST friends prior to that (middle school, high school, first couple years of college). We had a huge falling out due to her inability to be anything but selfish when I was going through a bad time in college and she called me "crazy and insane" to our mutual friends.
Since then, we've talked off and on, usually at her urging... from her asking me to be her MOH out of the blue to "I've had a change of heart" to I miss you... blah blah blah. We usually talk a couple of times, have lunch and then don't talk for a couple of years. Her most recent attempt at communication was on Facebook... go figure.
So, I know I should have just declined her friend request, but curiosity got the best of me and I wanted to see her photos. Soooo, I added her with the intention of deleting her after I'd seen her pics, but she saw it and immediately sent me a message. I didn't want to look petty and delete her after that, so I placed her on block and went about my merry way.
Well, I changed my profile picture today and she writes, "My, my, "Redhed." You look beautiful here. You are aging like a fine wine." Even though I'm offended, I just had to laugh because it's so *her* that it's ridiculous. She's the queen of insulting compliments, usually honest mistakes, but not always.
Should I ignore, respond gracefully, or respond in kind?