So, I used to work in retail, and a customer I was assisting once told me — out of the blue and completely unprompted — "I love your energy! You remind me of what a Disney princess might be like after one too many shots..." To this day, that is still the best very specific, very weird compliment I've ever received. I think about it often.
WELL, this week we got to read about even more great and weird as hell compliments after redditor icylilith asked, "What's the weirdest compliment you've ever been given?"
So — with that in mind — here are just a few of the strangest, silliest, most random compliments people have ever received:
1."My 4-year-old son told me that I 'smelled like music.' When I asked what kind of music I smell like, he said, 'Music you dance to!' It's still the best compliment I've received to date!"
3."In the seventh grade, I wore a fanny pack to school to hold stuff like Yu-Gi-Oh cards, which I played with at lunch. Once while I was walking down the hallway, an eighth grader I never met before was like, 'DUDE! I like your fanny pack!' and gave me a high five. I never saw him again."
16."For context, I'm a pretty skinny guy, but I once had someone say, 'No, you're very broad! Girls like that! They're going to look at you and say, 'Now that is a jungle gym I just want to climb all over!'"
18."I was walking down the street minding my own business once, and this guy sitting on the corner looked at me and yelled, 'HEY EVERYBODY, GET A LOAD OF ANTONIO BANDERAS OVER HERE! HOW’S IT GOING ANTONIO?!' He’s a handsome dude, so I always took it as a compliment."
20."One of my first days at a new job, I overheard a coworker telling another coworker, 'I mean this as a compliment, but [insert my name] looks like she collects dead animals in jars.' It's still my favorite compliment!"
21."It wasn't really a weird compliment so much as a really weird delivery, but this girl once came up to me and told me to 'look straight forward.' Then, she stared into my eyes for like two full minutes and, finally just said, 'Nice.'"