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Complimentary Comments
lj_bot wrote in writersblock
What's the nicest thing someone has ever said to you? As a thank you, make a 'pay it forward' effort to do say something nice about someone else in your life today.

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Complimentary Comments

I was once told my my best friend that I always keep my word and extremely serious and responsible enough to honor any plans that I make. Glowing with self-pride, I kindly excepted my friend's compliment, simply replying that it is the most important quality that I have learned during my tour as a paratrooper. Ironically his compliment was meant to point out his frustration with my tardiness and other deadly sins. He proceeded stating that I am out of my mind, and if I am to change any more plans or be late, he and our group of friends will simply stop making any plans with me, urging me to find out schedules for local Bingo games in my neighborhood. Well, his bitter and sarcastic compliment had life-changing effect on my time management. I reverted back to my old military ways, and was able to salvage plenty of good times with my friends. However, all the compliments now are taken with a grain of salt and healthy dosage of sarcasm . Thank you friends for making me a better person, despite paranoia, insomnia, various developed phobias and general loss of trust in all humanity, as side effect of your clever intervention. Thanks a lot guys! Now when I hear that I look really fit, I stop eating carbohydrates and spend my evening with a jump rope, hit my heavy bag and go for a run. Next time just tell me that you are tired of waiting for me, or better off slap me in the face with a pizza slice, so I can come to my senses without long lasting emotional scaring and therapy. All of the jokes aside, the nicest compliment was when someone told me that I am really smart. I attributed that comment to quantum physics book that the above-mentioned friend saw at my coffee table along with various scientific magazines( they were left there by my former really smart PhD roommate). Little did she know that quantum physics book was mainly used to sturdy up pizza boxes and beer bottles, during various drinking games and narration and translation of foreign terrible B and C rated movies that followed...Still it felt great, even made me go out and buy non-prescription glasses, jacket with elbow pads and a smoking pipe and get a part-time job as a PA in mathematics department.

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