I have not long returned from being out for a couple of hours and I am feeling very pleased with myself.While I was out a guy, completely unknown to me, approached to tell me he thought I looked stunning today! Of course I was shocked and ready to ignore him, but he went on to say that he lives in the area, has a family and often sees me. He said he knew he was being terribly politically incorrect and for me not to think he was coming on to me but he just wanted me to know that the new hair etc looked great. With that he bid me farewell and was gone.
How lovely it was to receive a compliment from a stranger. It reminded me so much of days gone by when individuals could compliment each other or even give the odd wolf whistle without being accused of sexual harassment. Nowadays, particularly in the workplace, people are reticent to mention anything of a personal nature for fear of being being accused of having ulterior motives.
I know I have resisted complimenting many of my male colleagues on their appearance (suits , ties shoes etc.) because of political correctness( especially in the Public Service). I have also refrained from complimenting many of my female contemporaries , for fear of being accused of trying to ingratiate myself . A simple, genuine compliment can really lift ones spirits and I think it’s a rather sad indictment of the times in which we live, when we are suspicious of someone being pleasant.
Would the person responsible for submitting my old post please cease and desist immediately.Yesterday I was pleasant and politely requested it stop but I am over it and want everyone to know I have no part in this old post being included in the ALPHAINVENTIONS reading cycle!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!