It is fair to say that as a Leo and a blogger I rather like attention and am always very appreciative of compliments. My husband won’t indulge me and suggests that I am trying to get over some eldest child compliment/attention deficit issues.
He doesn’t understand my concern that for a shoe blogger, my shoes very seldom attract compliments publicly. That is until last week when I wore these:
I had just sprachled back from work and received a text from my husband advising me that I was out of mixer for my wee goldie. (For those of you who object to mixers in whisky all I can say is make sure that you never buy the blended Scotch on offer in these parts).
Luckily there is a Coles supermarket at our train station. Unluckily the arrival of the train coincided with the queue length for the cashiers being horrendous. I find standing in supermarket queues is incredibly stressful. Invariably someone is going to ram me in the buttocks with a basket or reach over me to get something from the till sweeties stash. The only effective way for me to deal with this, other than snapping at people, is to go into a dwalm.
In this dwalm and while handing over some money, someone to my left said:
“I love these“.
Coming out of a dwalm isn’t that easy. I didn’t manage it terribly well.
“Pardon, sorry, what?” I replied.
“Your shoes” said the girl who had spoken “I love your red shoes”.
And with that random act of kindess the horrors of the work day and the supermarket queue faded in an instant.
Have you ever received/given an unsolicited compliment from a stranger? What was it? How did it make you feel? Alternatively, how did the other person react?