The Weirdest Compliments People Have Ever Recieved
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I was once sitting around, minding my own business, when a customer––this was back when I used to work in retail––informed me that I had amazing fashion sense. That was nice. They then told me it looked like I "knew how to dress myself cheaply" which was true, just not necessarily so for the outfit I was wearing at the time.

How should I have taken that? I still don't know, but this person was certainly insistent on letting me know, beckoning me to listen from the top of the ladder I stood on at the time.

I'm far from the only person to receive a weird compliment though.

People shared their stories with us after a Redditor asked the online community:

"What's the weirdest compliment you've ever been given?"


"You have a really amazing posture!" by some random woman in an elevator at work a few years ago."


That's not bad! Time and place though... time and place.

"I had pink eye..."

"I had pink eye and the nurse was looking into the non infected eye. "You have beautiful retinas." Thank you...?"


If you manage to have beautiful retinas even while dealing with pink eye, you deserve all the props.

"My four-year-old son..."

"My four-year-old son told me I smelled like music. When I asked what kind of music he said “music you dance to”. Still the best compliment I have received to date!"


This is precious and it undoubtedly made your day!

"16 years later..."

"My high school best friend gave me the best compliment I have ever gotten, and I've never heard that phrasing anywhere else."

"When I first met you I thought you were like a shiny red apple, and I expected to be disappointed by a beige inside. But you are as bright and colourful all the way through."

"16 years later, I still remember that. (We are still friends.)"


Very glad to hear that your friendship has endured. This is lovely.

"One of my best friends..."

"My friends and I were talking about what kind of potatoes we'd be. One of my best friends told me "You'd be a loaded baked potato. People pay extra for that good s**t."


Now that's a friend! And this is the perfect material for a Buzzfeed quiz.

"I'm not sure..."

"I'm not sure it was a compliment but I had a cashier at Walgreens tell me (at like 1am) that I had the facial structure of a Druid."


I'm not too sure either but you might as well roll with it.

"I still don't know..."

"You're like a crow swimming in milk."

"I still don't know what they meant."


I'm not even going to try to figure this one out. Good for you, I guess?

"Used to work retail..."

"Used to work retail and my voice is surprisingly deep for my looks. Customer once explained it saying that I "sounded like I've been drinking whiskey since I was born."


Maybe you have! Is there something you'd like to share with us?

"Doctor told me..."

"Doctor told me my inner ear structure looked exactly like the ones in the medical textbook. So I guess I've got that going for me."


Go you! Your doctor probably geeked out.

"I was playing in a badminton tournament..."

"I was playing in a badminton tournament and had a woman thirty years my senior come up and tell me that I have perfect eyebrows (I'm a dude). Apparently she was a professional make up artist and had an eye for such things."


You might as well own it!

Some of these are actually nice... though I still don't know what in the world that person meant about a crow swimming in milk.

Have stories of your own? Tell us more in the comments below!