One Compliment Complements Another

| Friendly | April 5, 2017

(I am overweight but have been losing weight; it’s gotten to the point that others are noticing. I meet up with a couple of friends for our Friday coffee. The last couple of weeks had been hard, I had a lot of pressure at work and our family had lost a loved one.)

Friend #1: “Wow, you look great!”

Me: “Oh, thanks.”

Friend #2: *an older male* “You look so relaxed’ *he knows how tense I’d been*

Me: “Thanks, the worst is behind me now. Now that that the funeral is over I can start settling down and there’s just one more week left before everything goes back to normal at work.”

(Both friends reassure me that I have done well. Afterwards I go to see to other friends who are having a conversation. I stand quietly by so they can still talk.)

Friend #3: “Wow, looking good, [My Name].”

Friend #4: *a younger male 20 years my junior* “Wow, [My Name], you do look great.” *he turns back to their conversation before turning back to me* “I’m not just saying that. I really mean it. Let’s put it this way, if you take a walk past a construction site you are going to be deafened by the wolf whistles.”

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