Saturday, February 20, 2010

Angry Compliment


The scene plays out at work, where I am already feeling a little discombobulated.

Little old lady: (flatly) You look like Cher.

Me: That's nice. I get Lilly Tomlin a lot too.

Little old lady: No. You look like Cher......only better.

Me: Well, that IS nice, thank you. I wish I had her body.

Little old lady: Cher wishes she looked like you, at her age.

Me: She's had a lot of work done. Even Cher doesn't look like Cher anymore.

Little old lady: I suppose that's true. YOU look like Cher though. (shoves her packages into her cart and exits briskly)

I'm a little conflicted about this compliment.

10 comments:

SkylersDad said...

I would take it as a compliment!

diane said...

Chris: Would you? Come to think of it, I always thought you looked a little bit like Cher.

Arabelle said...

i get weird compliments all the time. sometimes i am offended, sometimes i'm not. the funniest one recently was that i looked like a grape!

how is that a compliment?!

p.s i am in the talks with a few magazines to be a contributing writer. :) since you've been wondering if i would ever considering writing for a publication, the answer is i'm already doing it! i just don't mention it on the blog.

furiousBall said...

think about how conflicted i feel when people tell me i look like cher. and i'm a dude

Green-Eyed Momster said...

You're beautiful and Cher? She's not so hot these days.

At least she didn't think you were 9 years older than you really are like my "nice" customer!

I love the compliment "You look great for having 4 kids." WTF is THAT supposed to mean?

People should just keep their thoughts to themselves sometimes!
I wish everyone could do our job for just one day. It's not easy to bite your tongue all day, and a lot of people need to know that.

Big hugs!!

diane said...

Arabelle: A grape? That is hilarious! That's good news about the writing.

Furious Ball: We should form a club, that would be like your support group and you won't feel conflicted anymore.

Tracey: When you tell me stuff like that, it makes me wish that we could talk about it on the phone. It's really a good thing that you have a sense of humor. Hugs. xo d

Dominica said...

I get Lilly Tomlin ... in the left pic you really do look lik her ! Didn't she even date the handsome young John Travolta ?? She was a cougar avant-la-lettre ...

diane said...

Domi: Did she really? I never knew that.
How was your trip?

ModernMom said...

Oh I think she meant it as a compliment! You go girl!

diane said...

MM: Thanks.