The day was bright and sunny, with just a whisper of cooling weather here in Sacramento. Cool enough to want to layer my newest Target sundress, the one with the amazing lace insert in the back. Underneath a lovely Banana Republic top I bought at a neighbors yard sale for $2 dollars this summer. It has a lovely watercolor floral print, but haven't worn it yet. Going for floral overkill, I attached my Copious Couture fabric floral broach, and topped it off with a thrift store hat, purchased mainly for display in my house, not to wear. I liked the violet spray of flowers attached to the back. Perfectly coordinating in color were the thrifted argyle ankle socks, again a thrift store purchase not yet worn. And the shoes: they are a unique looking pair Clark's, from their Artisan collection.
While I was out and about, I got a funny little compliment. I was unlocking my bike at a bike rack, when a nice looking older gentleman stopped me and said:" I hope you won't take this the wrong way, but you have the best pair of BIG legs I've seen in a long while.You have beautiful BIG legs."
Yes. I have big legs. So I said to the man: "Well, I DO have big legs, so thank-you.". He seemed to keep starting up a conversation, but I really wasn't sure how to keep the convo going. I mean, I'd LOVE to talk about MY BIG LEGS all day long, but I really sir, I've got to run. As we were both on bicycles, I wondered if he imagined riding off with me. But thank goodness, my big legs are strong, and I quickly pedaled past him. LOL.
This almost tops the compliment a neighbor recently said to me-
NEIGHBOR: You know, you really have a beautiful smile. You have such white teeth.
ME: Hey, thank you!
NEIGHBOR: Yes, that is a bright smile. Your teeth are like porcelain. When I look at your mouth, it's like looking at a toilet.
ME: no response. For once in my life, I was left speechless. Quiet as toilet water.
And the thing is, I think he was sincerely paying me a compliment. It just came out odd. My teeth are porcelain white. Toilets are made from porcelain that is most often white. Yessiree. That is bright.
I'm going to go floss now. Gotta keep my porcelain chops tip-top.
And maybe go for a walk. With my BIG legs.
What's the strangest compliment you've ever received?
- Thrifted (Thrift Town), yellow straw hat w/ violets
- Prevues, Heart-shaped sunnies
- Yard sale, Banana Republic blue/white print cotton shirt
- Target, Rayon floral "grunge" dress with lace insert and hem
- Gifted, Fabric Floral pin
- Thrifted, silk scarf on wrist
- Thrifted (The Thrift Store) argyle ankle socks
- Thrifted (Thrift Town), Clarks "artisan" oxford heels