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A Sort of Compliment

Sunday, February 28, 2010

One of the maintenance guys where I live is constantly bemoaning his lack of success with women. Yesterday, I understood why.

On Friday, while the maintenance crew was busy clearing the parking lots, I borrowed a shovel so I could dig out the drift in front of my front door and then up the stairs and out to the sidewalk.

Saturday, I was digging out my car so I could borrow mittens to go cross country skiing.

As I was doing this, the guy stopped by to tell me what a great job I'd done shoveling. Then, he asked, "Can I ask you a personal question?"

"Sure you can ask. Depending on the question, I may or may not answer."

This met a blank stare.

So, I suggested, "Ask away." And, gave him a big smile.

"Well, I've noticed you've lost a lot of weight. What have you done."

"Eaten less and moved more."

"Yeah, well you look good. You know, you're sort of hot."

I was tempted to respond, "You're sort of welcome," but just smiled and said thanks.

At least he noticed. I have lunch each week with one of my oldest friends. I was at dinner with he and his wife a few weeks ago, and she commented on how much weight I'd lost.

His response was, "No, she cut her hair."

So, for all you women who worry about bits of extra flesh, just remember, after losing 85 pounds, all my buddy Al knew was I'd cut my hair.
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    LOL You left out the part where the maintenance guy said he was having trouble getting dates and how we all now understand why that is!

    2909 days ago
    Carrie, Carrie, Carrie - how absolutely frustrating to have such a good friend not have a clue about all of your successes this last year. I'm one of those who does not notice details about people (Tammey notices everything). However, I do celebrate my friends' successes and grieve their sorrows so I guess I do have redemptive qualities........

    You, my dear Spark Friend, are an inspiration to me. You've paid for your success with hard work and dedication. But more than that, you provide wisdom and encouragement to so many - I've seen it in our team and I see it in what you relate about your life.

    I admire you.

    2910 days ago
    Well, it's nice they noticed in a round about sort of way. Compliments from others sure is nice but at least you know how hot you are.
    2910 days ago
    That's funny! But I've seen your new picture and you are really are "kinda' hot" in your new hair-do!
    (Some men really don't get it, do they !)
    2910 days ago
    That is funny, I have had more guys notice then gals! Actually the guys noticed much quicker then the gals did!
    2910 days ago
    Some men can be so clueless! At least your maintenance guy noticed even if his compliment wasn't so graceful. Sorry to hear that Al was so blind...I'm glad his wife noticed though! :)
    2910 days ago
    Yep - just more proof that mom taught me everything I needed to know about life when I was in kindergarten: "Boys are dumb".
    2910 days ago
    What a hoot of a story! At least the female of the couple knew you had lost; it would be difficult if SHE thought you had just "cut your hair." Your new picture shows a lovely, healthy looking, slim/trim, yes, even a "hot" Mama!
    2911 days ago
    Just goes to show how "out to lunch" some people truly can be. Congratulations on your success!
    2911 days ago
    That is funny! But, oh so true. People who really love and care about you love you anyway.
    2911 days ago
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