I just can’t seem to do it!
Well, I can do it sometimes but why does it always feel awkward?
Maybe because I’m not used to doing it?
I wonder If I’ll ever be able to do it?
Why can’t I just……TAKE A COMPLIMENT?
Since January, my beautiful wife and I have been on a journey of discovery. A journey to discover the inner ‘thinness’ within ourselves, or as some would say, we’ve been on a diet.
We have both done incredibly well and people are starting to notice.
It started off as a simple “Are you losing weight?”. This simple observation is straight forward and generalised. I mean what fat person isn’t normally trying to shift a few pounds, lifting pork pies with a bicep curl is bound to burn a few calories, right?
This is a compliment only fit for he minor leagues of compliments. It’s simply an indication that people have noticed your on a diet and may even be that they don’t think you HAVE lost any weight, but feel compelled to motivate you by asking this little gem of a question.
But now, the question has now made way for a bigger, scarier compliment. It isn’t a question anymore, it’s a statement. There not asking. They’re telling and yesterday, I heard this fateful words and was unsure how to react.
“Bloody hell, you’ve lost some weight!”
I can’t remember my response but instead of feeling proud of my achievement and simply offering thanks to the person, I’m sure I will have cracked a joke about needing to lose another couple of tons or something to distract the attention away from the compliment.
I just can’t take a compliment!
Is it a man thing?
Is it a natural thing?
Am I allergic to compliments and if I just say thanks, I’ll come out blotchy and itchy?
Hopefully one day, this dreadful affliction will dissipate and I will without thinking about it simply say ‘thanks’ and move on with my day.
And yes, before any if you say it, I have lost a few pounds……..*tries not to make joke*
As always, thanks for reading.