Have you been complimented by a stranger before?

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Have you ever been complimented by a stranger before if so what did they say?

I was in a toilet in a club ready to tie up my gross sweaty hair up and a girl came up to me and was like "Omg I love your haircut it's really cute" I thanked her for making me feel good about myself and left it down.

Drunk girls in club toilets are always so nice
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  • Profile picture of the author myob
    I get that a lot. ("You look like a very sharp person...") Usually it's from MLM amateurs trying to get me to join their company.
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    • Profile picture of the author Ruilk Gold
      Haha I love how people tie specific qualities to physical features! I'm like who made it the standard. Now I'm wondering wht a sharp person looks like!
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  • Profile picture of the author DWolfe
    Originally Posted by Ruilk Gold View Post

    Have you ever been complimented by a stranger before if so what did they say?

    I was in a toilet in a club ready to tie up my gross sweaty hair up and a girl came up to me and was like "Omg I love your haircut it's really cute" I thanked her for making me feel good about myself and left it down.
    Sounds more like she was hitting on you
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  • Profile picture of the author kohjihondrade
    That's a very good conversation starter if you want to know someone. So to answer your question, yes. It's not uncommon. It's not weird.
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  • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
    Today l got some free icecream with my cake and coffee, not much apart from that.

    I know that Claude will be offended by this gross act of generosity, and the free tub of rocky road is already on its way to his Wooster vacuum store.

    COD, via Economy airmail on Slug-in-Snail airlines, but l am sure that the half dozen ice cubes will help.


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    • Profile picture of the author Ruilk Gold
      A FREEBIE =O? That's so much better than a compliment.

      I'd take that any day lool. Also, who is Claude? xD
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      • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
        Originally Posted by Ruilk Gold View Post

        A FREEBIE =O? That's so much better than a compliment.

        I'd take that any day lool. Also, who is Claude? xD
        True, TGI's has just opened up recently and they are falling over themselves to get repeat business, in my local shopping ctr.

        But l have to admit that l am getting pretty tired of those chocolate cake things....



        I bought this recently, and the one today was the same only cheaper or with less marshmallows.



        Who is Claude, pffft, he is the destroyer of worlds, the glue that binds the universe together,...or he might just be some overweight guy, who owns a Vacuum Cleaner store, in the US, (although his IP says, the North Pole) who terrorizes this forum while eating a battered Mars/snickers/cherry ripe bar, while his two cats wait tentatively at his feet for the frequent morsel.

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        Originally Posted by Ruilk Gold View Post

        A FREEBIE =O? That's so much better than a compliment.

        I'd take that any day lool. Also, who is Claude? xD
        Claude Whitacre is a poster here. He has been banished to the off topic section to be tortured by the hosts of characters that lurk here. FYI he loves every minute of it!
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          Originally Posted by DWolfe View Post

          Claude Whitacre is a poser here. He has been banished to the off topic section to be tortured by the hosts of characters that lurk here. FYI we love every minute of it!
          A variation on a theme.
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          Originally Posted by DWolfe View Post

          Claude Whitacre is a poster here. He has been banished to the off topic section to be tortured by the hosts of characters that lurk here. FYI he loves every minute of it!
          Funny you should say that. Claude remembers the one time he was complimented. He must have just applied some deodorant. To hear a complete stranger say: "You smell ok for a fat, sweaty tub of lard" really brightened up his day.
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          • Profile picture of the author Ruilk Gold
            Did he walk off feeling good about himself and leave the deodorant on for foreseeable future?
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            • Profile picture of the author lanfear63
              Originally Posted by Ruilk Gold View Post

              Did he walk off feeling good about himself and leave the deodorant on for foreseeable future?
              Best to hit the quote button, then we know which post you are replying too
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        Originally Posted by Ruilk Gold View Post

        A FREEBIE =O? That's so much better than a compliment.

        I'd take that any day lool. Also, who is Claude? xD
        It isn't "who is Claude", it's "what is Claude"?
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          Originally Posted by Kurt View Post

          It isn't "who is Claude", it's "what is Claude"?
          Claude is the creator, as it says in the good book: "In the beginning, Clod created the heavens and the earth"
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      Originally Posted by 3936296 View Post

      Yeah, me many times.
      I'm sure they were complimenting you on your humility. I know what that's like.
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  • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
    Once I was walking with my Dad in the grocery store. I must have been 10 or 11 years old.

    A stranger looked at me and said "What a handsome little boy. I'll give you $100 for him".
    I never saw my family again.

    So...Yes, a man once said I was handsome.
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      Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

      Once I was walking with my Dad in the grocery store. I must have been 10 or 11 years old.

      A stranger looked at me and said "What a handsome little boy. I'll give you $100 for him".
      I never saw my family again.

      So...Yes, a man once said I was handsome.
      In his book "The Smart of the Deal" your dad said it was the best money he ever got.
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    • Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

      Once I was walking with my Dad in the grocery store. I must have been 10 or 11 years old.

      A stranger looked at me and said "What a handsome little boy. I'll give you $100 for him".
      I never saw my family again.

      So...Yes, a man once said I was handsome.

      Knoweth the boy, knoweth the man, I guess.


      Only wtf happened on your watch?
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    Originally Posted by Ruilk Gold View Post


    Drunk girls in club toilets are always so nice
    Not to me, they are not.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jamel Hassell
    I have been complimented by a strangerbefore and I thanked them for making the comment. Even when I first introduce myself to people some think that I am younger than my age so I take it with a smile.
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    Originally Posted by Ruilk Gold View Post

    Have you ever been complimented by a stranger before if so what did they say?

    I was in a toilet in a club ready to tie up my gross sweaty hair up and a girl came up to me and was like "Omg I love your haircut it's really cute" I thanked her for making me feel good about myself and left it down.

    Drunk girls in club toilets are always so nice
    Took meatloaf to family get together, a cousin brought a friend, a complete stranger and he said my meatloaf was the best he ever had...and this while still sober too.

    GordonJ
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    I love meatloaf!


    Yes, I've had 'stranger compliments' before ...some stranger than others.
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      Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

      I love meatloaf!


      Yes, I've had 'stranger compliments' before ...some stranger than others.
      The guilty party thanked your post.
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    Mine is kind of a secret, but I'll share, and do not read this if you are offended by a somewhat naughty post.



    My most recent memorable compliment from a stranger was at a sushi restaurant. A elderly female stranger listening-in sat at the table next to my wife and me when the waiter asked me if I would like a sushi sampler plate. I politely declined and added I do not eat sushi myself, but my wife loves it and would love a sampler. The waiter took our order and left.


    The stranger sitting next to us said to me "Excuse me, I couldn't help overhear and just want to compliment you on your manners and such a lovely wife." I smiled and replied something like "Thank you, I am always on my best behavior when my wife is with me." The stranger paid another compliment something like "Of course and you both have been married for some time now?" "Yes, happily married for over 27 years." The stranger replied something like "How wonderful. What is the secret to a long marriage?" I replied "Well, in context, I don't eat sushi, but I have nothing against eating...!"



    Just one little secret compliment to a long marriage
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      Originally Posted by Jeffery View Post

      "Well, in context, I don't eat sushi, but I have nothing against eating...!"
      Your wife must be thrilled being married to such a class-act. Is she seen in public with you, often??? lol

      I can see why you'd keep that exchange a secret, but don't understand why you failed to do so, here. :-)
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        Originally Posted by OptedIn View Post

        Your wife must be thrilled being married to such a class-act. Is she seen in public with you, often??? lol

        LOL, she is from a country where in public the women walk a few steps behind their husband and I have many times, politely asked her not to do that, but it is ingrained into her, and I gave up asking her because it is just that way until one day I had an idea.


        Years ago in Germany shortly after we were married and discussed it she fell in behind me in a busy Fußgänger, pedestrian street, at the right moment...


        I jumped forward in an exaggerated manner, grabbed my rear-end, quickly turned to her and loudly said something like "Hi, nice to meet you." The people looked in surprise and smiled and some of the women winked at me.


        She hasn't had an D-Papers served after all these years, but I wouldn't blame her if she did someday.
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          Originally Posted by Jeffery View Post

          LOL, she is from a country where in public the women walk a few steps behind their husband and I have many times, politely asked her not to do that, but it is ingrained into her, and I gave up asking her
          Somehow, Jeffrey - I'm not convinced her actions are based on a cultural convention. :-)
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            Originally Posted by OptedIn View Post

            Somehow, Jeffrey - I'm not convinced her actions are based on a cultural convention. :-)

            LOL, that makes two of us
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    Jeffery - In my mind I can hear you saying that...in a polite and measured tone.


    ...and I don't eat sushi either
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      Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

      Jeffery - In my mind I can hear you saying that...in a polite and measured tone.


      ...and I don't eat sushi either

      LOL, funny that you say "polite and measured tone" because the stranger after turning red and at the end of her hearty laugh she said something like this to my wife in context and a "polite and measured tone"...


      "Dear, don;t throw that one back."
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    jeffery haha wel my father use to always claim to be on a sea food diet..if he could see food he would eat it ..

    last time i ate sushi was in Vegas early in 2017 .. when i was working on the strip as a street performer .. and a japanese couple gave me the food claiming it was real sushi .. which i translate to expensive .. but i was already kind of drunk so it tasted pretty good .. i still think the cheap fake sushi is better though..but i guess it's an acquired taste ..and i prefer fully cooked meat.. which was always a problem with my mother cooking ..to me anyway .

    you are lucky to find a woman who could handle your antics ..
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      Originally Posted by Odahh View Post

      jeffery haha wel my father use to always claim to be on a sea food diet..if he could see food he would eat it ..

      last time i ate sushi was in Vegas early in 2017 .. when i was working on the strip as a street performer .. and a japanese couple gave me the food claiming it was real sushi .. which i translate to expensive .. but i was already kind of drunk so it tasted pretty good .. i still think the cheap fake sushi is better though..but i guess it's an acquired taste ..and i prefer fully cooked meat.. which was always a problem with my mother cooking ..to me anyway .

      you are lucky to find a woman who could handle your antics ..

      Your Dad had it right! Sounds like he raised you right as well, good sense of humor I mean.



      Now, I do like lightly toasted fish sticks and even fish stick sandwiches, but sushi bars usually don't have em. And they don't like it when I come in with Fish Fillets from McDonalds. But a healthy tip (bribe) usually lets me get away with it.


      Your right again, I considr myself one of the luckiest men in the world. I wouldn't trade her for all the possum and taters in the world
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    with less marshmallows

    Nothing in life should ever have less marshmallows....just sayin....more is always better!
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  • Profile picture of the author Brent Stangel
    I was complimented once.

    I felt so good about it I personally escorted the complimenter back to the mental health facility they had wandered away from.

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  • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
    I used to hear "You're a great salesman" a lot. But it told me about them, not about me.

    I hear "You should do stand up comedy" often....but these things aren't felt by me as compliments. It's more that I match the person saying it.

    I've heard "Your books (or interview or training course) changed my business". And I know it's meant as a compliment. But again, it says more about the person saying it, than about me.

    My wife and I sat next to each other on a 5 hour flight, and the man sitting beside us, at the end of the flight said "It's obvious you are both very much in love. How long have you been married?" I think I said "24 years". He said "An amazing accomplishment".

    I said "Not on my part. I just got very lucky". The compliment was really for my wife, and how she puts up with my shit, and laughs at my nonsense.
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      Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

      The compliment was really for my wife, and how she puts up with my shit, and laughs at my nonsense.
      We all do that. Where's our compliment?
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      Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

      I hear "You should do stand up comedy" often
      Instead, you went with, 'sit-down comedy,' - every time you post.
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      Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

      I used to hear "You're a great salesman" a lot. But it told me about them, not about me.

      I hear "You should do stand up comedy"
      I stop reading your posts at the first instance of a lie.
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        Originally Posted by Dan Riffle View Post

        I stop reading your posts at the first instance of a lie.
        "You should do stand up comedy"

        Never been to one or his seminars?
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          Originally Posted by lanfear63 View Post

          "You should do stand up comedy"

          Never been to one or his seminars?
          I've seen standup, but have never been to one of Claude's seminars.
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            Originally Posted by Dan Riffle View Post

            I've seen standup, but have never been to one of Claude's seminars.
            I think the expression is "Unintentional Stand Up Comedy"
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              Originally Posted by lanfear63 View Post

              I think the expression is "Unintentional Stand Up Comedy"
              With the state of Claude's knees, any standing up is unintentional.
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                Originally Posted by Dan Riffle View Post

                With the state of Claude's knees, any standing up is unintentional.
                That is why Claude takes in so many stray cats,...softens the fall.

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            Originally Posted by Dan Riffle View Post

            I've seen standup, but have never been to one of Claude's seminars.
            I am sure that he would run onto the stage with multicolored light flashing, and Eye of the Tiger playing, saying "I Am Your Vacuum King".

            Then after hugging some strangers, he would mention the free box of donuts below their seats, and the one year feather emporium subscription.

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          Originally Posted by lanfear63 View Post

          "You should do stand up comedy"

          Never been to one or his seminars?
          When people tell me I should do stand up comedy, it's because they don't understand what stand up comedy is.

          I'm funny, but it's really just that I'm funny faster than most people. In other words, I'll joke with someone before most people would be comfortable doing it. So, they say I'm funny..but what it really is..is that I have no feelings of social restrictions. So my humor comes out faster than most others.

          And stand up comedy is completely different from the quick jabs I take here or the funny things I say to customers. I'm not really a funny person in the way I think. I really wouldn't make a good comedian. I'm quick witted, and some people mistake that for being funny. I think Riffle may be in the same boat.

          I have to say that the single greatest joy I have is making my wife laugh at something I say. Not because she thinks I'm funny, but because it means she's enjoying herself.
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            Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

            I'm quick witted, and some people mistake that for being funny.
            I think you meant to say, 'dim-witted' and no one finds anything funny about that.

            it means she's enjoying herself.
            The classic definition of a rare occasion.
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            • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
              Originally Posted by OptedIn View Post

              I think you meant to say, 'dim-witted' and no one finds anything funny about that.



              The classic definition of a rare occasion.
              My wife gave me a great compliment once. She said, after we made love...."I would rather have sex with you, than with the finest lovers in the world".

              She also once told me that marrying me was like winning the Bronze metal.

              So there!
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                Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

                My wife gave me a great compliment once.
                Only once? Sad. She's given me many more than I can count.
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      Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

      I used to hear "You're a great salesman" a lot. But it told me about them, not about me.

      I hear "You should do stand up comedy" often....but these things aren't felt by me as compliments. It's more that I match the person saying it.

      I've heard "Your books (or interview or training course) changed my business". And I know it's meant as a compliment. But again, it says more about the person saying it, than about me.

      My wife and I sat next to each other on a 5 hour flight, and the man sitting beside us, at the end of the flight said "It's obvious you are both very much in love. How long have you been married?" I think I said "24 years". He said "An amazing accomplishment".

      I said "Not on my part. I just got very lucky". The compliment was really for my wife, and how she puts up with my shit, and laughs at my nonsense.
      Any compliments you may have ever gotten have to have been from strangers. No one that knows you could ever say anything positive about you.
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    Back when I wasn't a 160 pound bean pole and did a bit o' weight lifting a group of about 10 NYPD (cops in NYC for the uninitiated) said: "You should be protecting us," as I was walking around the City. My upper body was a wee bit bigger then.
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    It's 90% women over the age of 50 or 60 complimenting my hair...
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      Originally Posted by Marcus Kohl View Post

      It's 90% women over the age of 50 or 60 complimenting my hair...
      Remember, commenting on and complimenting are not necessarily the same thing.
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