"What? Oh this old thing? It's just a little something I threw on. But thank you so much."
But on the inside you're practically beaming with pride that you chose something that at least one other person on this planet thinks looks cute (and we all know that I am all about looking cute...at least in my own mind).
The situation is even better when the person not only likes it but shares with you that they have the very same thing.
Nothing says "compliment" like a copy-cat, right? Or something like that...it's what my mom used to tell me when people would mock me in middle school. I don't think that's really the same thing...nor do I think it's true.
But I digress.
I must admit that the feeling given from the compliment is somewhat different when the compliment giver the is the daughter of your friend. Sure, it's still someone on the planet who is like-minded as you and finds the same thing to be cute, but still...there's a line, right?
Oh...and the girl is nine years old.
"I LOVE those shoes! They're so cute! I have some just like them!"
To add insult to your injury, you open your mouth and speak beyond simply saying "Thank you."
You hear the following sentence coming out of your mouth and there's nothing at all you can do to stop it. You may actualy grasp at the air in an effort to stuff the words back in.
"Thanks! I'm not surprised because these are actually kid's shoes."
Wow...really? You just told everyone within earshot that not only do you dress LIKE a nine year old girl, you also wear children's shoes.
If that's not hip and trendy, I'm just really not sure what is.
|Yes, these are my actual shoes. |
And yes, I took a picture of them before I ever wore them because I was showing my recent purchase to a friend.
And no, this friend is an adult...and she's even older than me, thank you very much.