Ever been in a position where you received a compliment... and didn't know what to say? It happens to the best of us. Not everyone takes compliments well.
But there are compliments and then there are... well, compliments that make you uncomfortable. Let's just say that some things just shouldn't be said. Inappropriate behavior is rampant and people's boundaries are ignored. That's not all the time, mind you, because some of these situations are rather humorous, but it is true much of the time.
People shared their experiences after Redditor Foolbasket asked the online community,
"What's the most uncomfortable compliment you've ever received?"
"I took my cat..."
"I took my cat to the vet and he says 'She has great anal tension!' as we're both struggling to get her temperature taken. To which I said, 'Thanks!'"
"I don't think it was a compliment but I cringe every time I remember it. Mostly because of my idiotic 'Thanks!'"
If only your cat could accept compliments!
"Coworker looked at my children..."
"Coworker looked at my children, then me and said I must have a really attractive wife."
Oh dear... well that's very, very rude.
"I was a 14 year old girl in a basement with a 50+ year old man who told me I look "pretty, young and fresh."
Hopefully you ran far, far away.
"Was told that..."
"'I'd sleep with you if you were a girl.' Was told that on two separate occasions, by someone more senior than me at my last job."
Sounds like you left that job – sexual harassment is never okay.
"From the dude..."
"'That's a nice watch.' From the dude at the next urinal. Honestly, it was so funny I've used it myself since just to mess with people."
Honestly, I agree. This is a great way to psych someone out.
"Said to me..."
"'I always hoped Sarah would marry you.' Said to me by Sarah's mom. At her wedding to my good friend. Who happened to be standing next to me."
Talk about awkward!
"The first time..."
"The first time my mother in law saw me in a bikini she said, 'I knew my son would end up with a woman like you by the way he breastfed.'"
"It was uncomfortable."
Oh dear... now I feel sorry for your inbox. The creepy messages you must have received...
"It was a drunk text..."
"I want to have sex with your brain's d*ck." It was a drunk text and kind of flattering, but also the weirdest compliment I've been given."
This IS somewhat flattering... but the execution could have been much, much better.
"One customer once told me..."
"One customer once told me I looked 15 and then proceeded to ask for my number while I was ringing up his items. He kept on with this for several days by telling me stuff like how I looked pretty or complimenting my hair. He was well into his 40s."
I worked as a cashier years ago and had a customer like this. It was not pretty (and he went through my line more than once).
"This was in high school..."
"This was in high school, but a female friend of mine told me I had nice genes. I was wearing sweats at the time, and was confused because I thought she said jeans."
"She clarified saying she meant my hair and skin color. I awkwardly said thanks and to top it off, she said “One day, I want to adopt a small little Asian girl who looks just like you.”
Why do people say stuff like this?? WHY??
They say that if you don't have anything nice to say, then you probably shouldn't say it at all. But then there are times when you should probably just... not say anything EVER. For the good of mankind.
Have some stories of your own? Feel free to tell us more in the comments below!
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"What makes someone bad in bed?"
WHERE TO BEGIN?!
The list is endless.
Half the time all it takes to be better is a little effort.
"What makes someone bad in bed?"
I love sex. But it can be stressful. I've always found connection to be one of the best lessons.
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Take it Slow
"No foreplay and not caring if your partner is enjoying it."
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Love is so elusive these days isn't it?
Who knows what anyone is looking for in the relationship department anymore.
It's all too exhausting.
But people we keep trying.
"Why are you single right now?"
I'm single because I've given up. And I'm good. For now.
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"Supply chain issue."
"Best answer here."
That's funny. But it feels oddly true.
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"Because my relationships end before they even begin."
"This is my story right here."
Alright. Now that we've laid out all the excuses, let's get to matching with some people.
There is no bigger mystery than what happens to us after we die.
"If heaven exists, what’s the first thing you’d do?"
Overcome with joy
"In all reality?"
"If Heaven exists, like 50% of the awesomeness is just the very fact that it exists."heaven gate GIF by South Park Giphy
A re-match long in the making
"Ask my childhood friend Kevon for a race."
"He used to beat me handily when were younger (9-13) and he’d always brag."
"When I got older and faster I moved away so I was never able to race him again."
"I wanna race him both in our prime."- Abethegreat1
Reunite with loved ones
"Find my husband, give him a huge hug and never let go again."
"Live our forever together."
"I f*cking love him and miss him so much."- jessdfrench
"Embrace my sweet wife and tell her how proud I am of the kids."- RifleShower
"Try to find my brother."
"Man, I miss him."
"He died in 2020 at age 34."- grummlinds1
"Give my mum and dad a big hug."- goonerjack007Miss U GIF by GIPHY Studios OriginalsGiphy
Achieve the "firsts" we never got to do
"Find my son and have a beer with him."
"Something we never got to do in real life."- tanukis_parachute
Hone new skills
"Try to play Smoke on the water on my harp."- Ashtar-the-Squid
The joy of doing nothing
"Rest."- BanzaikoowaidCare Free Black Girls GIF by AuroraDrawsGiphy
Live on without pain
"Enjoy my healthy back without pain."- Knackbein_
Who knows what's in store for us after our lives come to an end.
But the first word in that term can be misleading.
Indeed, some "fun facts" reveal information that isn't remotely "fun" in the slightes.
What's a 'fun fact' that isn’t fun at all?"
Ironically, something you likely don't think about...
"Your brain blocks you from feeling your organs moving around inside you."- Aydengeist06
Try watching Finding Nemonow...
"Only one in a thousand sea turtles born actually make it to adulthood."- Sebs_123
Shocking new light on an age old classic
"In the books, Stuart Little was never explicitly called a mouse."
"He's pretty much described as a deformed mouse-esque person born form human parents."- Red_Beard47stuart little mouse GIF by VIASAT3Giphy
Nature running it's course...
"There's a bird that feeds its younger offspring to the eldest."- Teacup_Cult
I have no allergies... yet
"Not very fun."- smallemochick
Those poor, innocent creatures.
They'd still be here if they weren't so delicious...
"Giant tortoise meat was supposedly better tasting than chicken."
"It's fat tasted better spread on bread than butter."
"Not to mention, because they evolved without humans, they were easy to hunt."
"You could tie one to your back, and roll another to the ship and they would just let you."
"Conversely, the dodo, while as easily captured by sailors, tasted awful."
"It was completely unpalatable."
Don't forget the nose plugs
"Antarctica smells like penguin poop."
"Antarctica is a desert, it is too cold for bacteria to live."
"Nothing there to clean up penguin droppings."
"If you are close enough to see penguins, you will also smell them."- gummby8
Makes those long lines so worth it...
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Oh yeah, probably not....