Anyway, this morning as I was drying my hair I started to chuckle, thinking about what a woman at a conference once told me: “Your hair matches your fur collar perfectly!”
I think she meant it as a compliment, but considering that I was wearing a jacket with an orangey and obviously fake fur collar, now I’m not so sure.
How many times have you received compliments that later made you go, “hmmm”?
Years ago, back when perms were popular, I got one. I had to go to church, and even had to sing with a just-permed hairdo. One of my girlfriends, undoubtedly hoping to console me, said, “Oh, yes, I remember those days. Of course, I wouldn’t go out of the house with my hair looking like that.”
Another time I was talking to a girlfriend who went to a different church. I had gone to her church and spoken at their first ever Mother’s Day event–an event my girlfriend had missed because she was out of town.
“Well,” I said, trying to be encouraging, “I think they had 200 women show up at the Mother-Daughter tea.”
“Oh,” she said, rolling her eyes, “you know, those core folks will come out to hear just anybody.”
What was the most perplexing compliment you’ve ever received?