What a delightful week of vitriol and recrimination we’ve had here on Pajiba! There was much throat jumping down and bringing of guns to knife fights. Scathing and bitchy, indeed. Let’s be nice. Not too nice, I wouldn’t want anyone to go into shock. Instead of all those comments that someone’s opinions are virulent, their humanity suspect, or, I’m just saying, perhaps, overreacting from a safe, anonymous space on the internet, let us share a time when someone has complimented you.
I don’t know if it’s a Canadian thing or a WASP thing, but this one is actually going to be very difficult for me. If I did it in front of most anyone I know, family members in particular, I would be greeted with embarrassed silence. It’s just so outré …
Mr. Julien and I were out one day in a nearby town and we had split up to each go do things we wanted. When we met back up. Mr. Julien told me he had been was sitting eating a sub and he saw a beautiful woman walking down the street. He was thinking, “Wow, look at that” and then he realised, “Holy shit! That’s my wife!”. My sweetie may not have recognized me, but at least he thought I was cute.
[bracing self for one more]
Recently, someone introduced me to a new co-worker by saying, “Prolixity has the rare ability to distill her personality into her writing.” It was one of the nicest things anyone has ever said to me. I know that I write the way I speak, I am always surprised when I meet someone for whom this is not true, but it was so nice to know that I truly come across in my efforts.
Don’t be shy. Tell us a compliment you’ve received, or go ahead and give yourself one. Don’t worry, Brother Julien is not here to dryly interject, “If you do say so yourself.”
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