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Sunday, February 14, 2010

I Also Have Normal-Looking Nails On My Little Toes

Every day, I am flooded by people offering compliments.

I’m not entirely sure that they’re meant as compliments, but dagnab it, that’s how I’m going to take them.

As long-time readers will no doubt recall, I’ve got the posture of a Midwestern goddess. After a childhood of “sit up straight, and suck in that gut!” I appear to be the most upright of citizens. I sit ramrod straight. No backs of chairs for me! Slouching? Well, we’re not slouching people, are we? No, we are not. I assure you that if you ever come across me in any sort of slumping or stooping position I am most likely dead.

You may have whatever is in my pockets.

And so it is with all of this in mind that I tell you that, once again, the compliments are coming fast and furious.

The latest one?

“You know what? Your head is the perfect size for your body.”

What?! And here I thought no one would ever notice this! Here I’ve gone years privately thinking, well, whatever else happens, at least my head is the right size for my body.

And now? To have had it noticed, and commented on, by a perfect stranger?

Score!

Thank you, Drunken Appreciative Stranger!

24 comments:

Pat said...

Quite a unique compliment!

Zaedah said...

And may I state that two eyes suit you perfectly. Oh, and each of your follicles speak to me on a personal level, Don't even get me started on those skin cells!

Menopausal New Mom said...

Well that is a great compliment although an unusual observation. Take it!

Douglas said...

Wisdom... out the mouths of babes and, apparently, drunken strangers. I never knew there was a perfect size head for any given body. I had long noted that male movie star heads seemed rather large compared to female movie star heads but this new knowledge put that into perspective.

powdergirl said...

I don't know how you could have possibly lived in the midwest while I lived in Manitoba, and yet we never met!

Slouching? Vorboten! To this day, I've got a particular look that my kids read as "straighten up or be slain."

Comments from strangers? I will make of them what I wish.

I wrote a post on comments from strangers once. My favorite remains the "Rock Blaster Barbie" that a very masculine woman compacter operator once called me.

I'm like, 'hey, when you're in your forty, being compared to Barbie in any way is just awesome!"

But help me, why does 'four' lose its 'u' when it turns to forty? These are the things that make my head all spinny inside....

A little kid, recently in the hockey arena, "Hey, your mouth is to wide for your little thin head."

I think, 'Well, at least its not constantly pursed in disapproval... thanks kid !"

But to have some one notice AND point out that your head is perfectly proportioned to your body?

Compliment nirvana!

KaLynn said...

hmmm. . how utterly observant. . glad to know that you are all in line!

GregoryJ said...

So, tell us, what makes the perfect proportion?
Did it happen naturally or is there a way to resize a head?
Does this include the facial features or do they have to be considered separately?
Does it have anything to do with phi?

Molly Potter said...

I have actually been told that my head looks too small for my body but then the British are not such a positive race as you lot over there.

I am not really sure what I was meant to do with this information. I haven't heard of head enlargement as an operation besides my neck is also quite thin and I wouldn't want it to snap. I have considered this comment as you can see.

So basically - to you it might have been a drunken and not overly considered comment but in me it's twisted my gut with jealousy.
x

Secretia said...

Some compliments are so innocent and honest, they are actually brutal at times, especially comments from impaired people-ha ha.

Secretia

Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness said...

You must be a hat seller's dream. But please keep those shoes on. That webbing between the toes is a turn off baby. Sure you are a heck of a swimmer but GAH!...no flip flops in public please or it's back to the freak show for you.

CatLadyLarew said...

Ha! Words of utter wisdom from the besotted! You're perfect just the way you are, Pearl! I wonder if your head will remain the same size once he sobers up?

Mr London Street said...

Is that really a compliment, or just the absence of an insult? Hmm.

Brian Miller said...

that is awesome...i think my head may be a bot too big for mine...

Pearl said...

Mr. London Street, that truly cracked me up.

♥ Braja said...

The compliment you give when you're not giving a compliment. Like non alcoholic drinks.

Wait....

Kevin Musgrove said...

Note to self: avoid drunks armed with calipers and slide rules

fingers said...

Don't knock that compliment, Pearl.
One of my friends has just given birth to a baby with a giant head.
Well, it's not really a giant head in the medical freak sense of the word...but it's pretty bloody big.
I have nicknamed their child, Cow Head...

Jeanne said...

My grandchildren all seem to have very large heads.

I'll bet your grandmother was really proud of you, too.

Tempo said...

..after what Jeanne said I just want to add.. and I bet your mother was really grateful for your perfect sized head.
Its your great smile that does it for me.

My name is PJ. said...

I've never received such a compliment...and now I'm starting to grow concerned about my own head....

Anything Fits a Naked Man said...

As someone with a freakishly large head (seriously, I can't find a hat that fits!!), I consider that the ULTIMATE compliment! Alas, no one will ever utter those words to me!!

Thanks for the laugh, have a great week!

Gaston Studio said...

Hey, at least it was a compliment!

BLOGitse said...

Oh lucky you! Now you KNOW your head is the perfect size for your body because it was said as a truth! :)

BLOGitse

Maureen@IslandRoar said...

Hmmm, very observant drunken stranger. 2 of my 3 kids have big heads. I noticed this when they were still little and bald. My son eventually grew into his head. My daughter's hair kinda hides hers. The 3rd kid has a normal sized head; she takes after me.