When Someone Compliments Me….

Compliments are sweet and I love to hear them, who wouldn’t right? But why do I act all gawkyΒ and try to downplay it when someone compliments me? Is it just me or you too? Here are few times where I said something stupid when I tried to be very modest and shit. Why do I do that? Reallly! Why?
  Once in some gelato place in Vegas, I was ordering Macaroons. There was a couple(must be in their 60s) right behind us. When I was done ordering, the Gentlemen who was bald completely( yet charming) said, “Hello, I was just telling my wife that you have a lovely hair. I love it!” My response– Oh Thank you and I love yours! :D*instantly regretting what I just said* *looking for a place to hide my face*
A friend of mine was telling Hari that he’s very lucky that he gets to eat such delicious stuff everyday. They meant to say that I cook well. My response– hehe.. Oh stop it. It’s very easy. You won’t believe, it Β took me only 10 mins to make it. If I can do it, you can do it too. *somebody please stuff my mouth so that I can stop talking BS*
Another friend of mine said, “Oh your house is so neat and well kept. You should see mine.” My response– haha. No no. Please come inside and see my kitchen. Look at that sink. See inside the oven where I have hid everything.
When my friend commented on my Facebook picture saying, “You look so hot babe!” My response– Tell me something new! πŸ˜€ *editing the comment right away*
Random person I know- Hey I like your dress. It looks so good on you. My response– Oh really? You like it? I got it from Macy’s for only 25$ and I had a giftcard for 20$, so I ended up paying only 5$.
Person who is giving manicure to me- I love your nails! They’re so beautiful.. My response- Really? I always thought that my ring finger nail is a lil shorter than my index finger one and my thumb nail is growing like leaning tower of Pisa. Oh gimme pizza now!
I’m awkward AF. Why can’t I just smile and say thank you and move on instead! Β I’ll try my best to inhale, exhale, smile and say thank you.
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9 thoughts on “When Someone Compliments Me….

  1. Ha Ha.. Poor chaps who compliment you πŸ˜› I had a similar situation..
    Colleague said, “Your handwriting is very good. Mine is hard to read”
    I said, “Practice makes anything perfect” πŸ˜› (didn’t even tell thank you!)
    He replied, “too late to practice”
    (by this time, I realized I didn’t thank him)
    I : Thank you!
    Imagine his face πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€
    Manufacturing defect Ice.. when you’re doing these inhale-exhale-smile- thank you, inner voice will definitely give some stupid counter πŸ˜€

    1. haha so there is someone like me.. I actually start grinning like a moron and my ugly gums will be all flashing.I think to avoid that ugly picture I start blabbering nonsense. πŸ˜›

  2. Shane was sitting next to me while I read this and he’s usually someone who doesn’t display any emotion even while watching the funniest TV shows. But this time, I caught him trying to control his laughter. Especially that point about hiding stuff in your oven, Aishwarya LOL!
    You should read ‘The Year of Yes’ by Shonda Rhimes. I’m just like you. I don’t know how to respond when people give me compliments either. In her book, she explains how we women should just stand up and gracefully accept all the praise directed at us because most of us shy away from praise. That’s something I always try to remember whenever someone gives me a compliment. I’m sure you’ll enjoy the book too πŸ™‚

    1. Oh I was *this* close to deleting that line, I’m glad I didn’t. πŸ˜› I have been meaning to get my hands on that book since the time you mentioned in your ‘Friends’ post. I’ll buy it soon! Thank you, Ankita! πŸ™‚

  3. Haha! I was nodding along to every instance you had written. It’s impossible to be graceful when you are instantly put on the spot. Its a different scenario when you are being complemented online wherein you get the time to process it, make sure you filter out your thoughts and respond. I get it and like you most of the time I don’t say thank you to them. It makes you cringe afterwards. Anyway you finally wrote about it and it was witty. And again try to write every day πŸ™‚ I love them!

    1. Haha I’m so glad that there are so many like me πŸ˜€ I wrote this post in June itself, I posted on FB page only now since I got reminded of this post after reading your recent post. πŸ™‚ I have become slightly better than before but still a long way to go. πŸ˜€ Thank you, Lakshmi! Means a lot! πŸ™‚

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