We like compliments. To be told we look pretty. You smell good. Those are nice shoes. Wow, you look skinny (this is my personal favorite). Great outfit. You get my point. If you didn't know what a compliment was, now you do.
Today this happened.
MALE Co-worker (stops in his tracks, stares at me): Did you do something different with your hair?
Me: Um, no. I just blew it dry like
Co-worker: Are you sure? It looks different. It looks REALLY dark.
Me: Well, that tends to happen when you have black hair.
Co-worker: No, no... something is different. *He thinks for a minute.* Oh, I know.. you WASHED it.
Me: *I just force a mini smile and look back at my computer with some very non-Christian vocabulary words swirling around in my brain.*
And this is how the conversation should have gone.
FEMALE Co-worker (stops in her tracks, stares at me): OMG! Your hair!! It looks so good!! How did you get it to do that?? Did you just get it cut?
Me: Nope, no cut. Just decided to stop being lazy and actually DO my hair for once. Just a blow dry and flat iron. You like?
Co-worker: Yeah, it looks REALLY good! Did you color it? It's really shiny...
Me: No, no color.. just good hair moisturizer!
Co-worker: Wow, I love it like that.
Me: Awww, thanks! *I go back to looking at the computer with a smile on my face, feeling pretty darn good*.
ps. I made my first goal of five pounds.. Can I get a woo-woo!?!