30 Days of Truth: Something You Get Compliments On

Not so much anymore, but when I was young and pretty I used to get compliments on my eyes.  They are a lovely shade of light blue and really used to stand out against my natural hair color which, before it turned grey, was brown. 

When I was a child people used to come up to me and say things like “Oh what beautiful blue eyes you have little girl!”  I actually found it kind of annoying and also a little creepy since the phrase was similar to what the wolf said to poor little red riding hood before he tried to eat her. 

Once when I was in the grocery store with my grandmother a woman came up to me and said “Did you know you have the most beautiful blue eyes?” 

Sitting there in the metal grocery cart I sighed, rolled my blue eyes and snapped  “Yes!” 

I was only 3 years old at the time, young enough for my snide remark to be cute but I do remember my grandmother coaching me later on in the car.  I had to practice saying “Thank you very much” the rest of the way home which was, she told me, the proper thing to say to someone who offered you a compliment. 

Of course now that I finally have the “Thank you very much” down pat people don’t come up to me like that in the grocery store.  Now I’m just an aging bleached blond with bloodshot blue eyes clutching a box-o-wine and thinking about my next blog post. 

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3 Responses to 30 Days of Truth: Something You Get Compliments On

  1. Neal says:

    “Did you know you have the most beautiful blue eyes?”  🙂

  2. Lynne says:

    I think your eyes are startlingly beautiful – it’s one of the first things I noticed about you, even tho’ I’ve only met you virtually 🙂

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