A dozen compliments that are not.

September 9, 2015

“You looked so good back then! I can hardly recognize you!”

“Your camera takes good pictures.”

“I love the way you’ve managed to create a home on a budget.”

“How courageous of you! I could never bring myself to do that.”

“Thank you for the gift…it’s the thought that counts.”

“For your age, you are quite active.”

“You always dress so originally.”

“In those days, sitting at home must have been very difficult.”

“Your daughter is dark but quite intelligent.”

“You’re really smart for a south Indian.”

“I checked all the bird and plant names you identified, and you were right!”

“I have something exactly like that.”