Last night at work, a customer called me “hot,” and he did it without a trace of irony or jest. I suppose I should take it as compliment, because it is a compliment. But he’s only 19. He’s literally half my age. He’s only five years older than my son. Technically speaking, I could have given birth to the guy. So instead of feeling flattered, all I could think was, “Ick!” I didn’t say it, naturally. Actually, I don’t remember what I said. But I’m pretty sure it wasn’t “Ick.”
8 thoughts on “A side order of weird”
I think I would have felt a little flattered. I haven’t got a compliment for such a long time. I would be grateful for anything coming from anybody. Is that pathetic?
Maybe he noticed you having a hotflash or something…..
that is when I am at my most “hotness” now….
Good job! I wonder if it’s a trend with the young-uns or something? I got asked on a date by one of the university students while I was walking across campus a few months ago. He was serious and quite persistent, even after I pointed out I was married and twice his age. Go figure.
Take it as a compliment…even if it does give you the “ick” factor.
Probably saw Cougar Club” on Skinemax and was hoping for an easy score – j/k!
OTOH, I’ve been invisible to teenage girls for many years now, so a come-on would be nice. And deeply appreciated.
I quite liked that picture! Brooding, dark, mysterious…
Hey! In a sick, twisted, pedophilic sort of way, it’s a compliment! I even accept compliments from blind people these days. In fact, I hang around cataract clinics, hoping for a date.
Definitely you should treat it as a compliment. Even if it comes with a side order of weird, at least the main course is hot. (Hey, it’s your analogy, not mine!) 🙂