Monday, 31 May 2010
Made My Day
I was in my favourite coffee shop this morning, imbibing my habitual delicious first coffee of the day, when a gentleman my husband’s age, circa 60ish, approached my table and said that he had been in the shop with his wife the other day and had seen me sitting at the same table. Although he was not with her today, he had wanted to offer me a compliment (details omitted here – but it was innocently meant, I think). Well, I have to say I walked out of the shop a little straighter and taller than usual, grinning from ear to ear. Perhaps there is nothing quite like a compliment from a complete stranger to make one’s day, one’s month, nay – let’s be completely honest – one’s year! Of course, compliments from other women count for more: that’s why I sometimes go up to women in the street and say how nice they look. I am always rewarded with a huge smile. Why don’t husbands get this? Note to self: It pays to put your make-up on, and yes, the pic is Meryl Streep!