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Why, Thank You (Daily Prompt)


Still the best backhanded compliment I’ve ever received:

My best friend John, to me: “It’s nice having you or someone intelligent to talk to once in a while.”

What’s the best (or rather, worst) backhanded compliment you’ve ever received? If you can’t think of any — when’s the last time someone paid you a compliment you didn’t actually deserve?

Author: Linda G. Hill

There's a writer in here, clawing her way out.

12 thoughts on “Why, Thank You (Daily Prompt)

  1. While shopping with my sister (who is very much a conformist) I grabbed a unique and fun shirt off the rack. She looked at with disgust in her face then said
    “Well… I don’t know. You can take ugly things and make then look good”


  2. ¨No one else would put up with me.¨ was the most backhanded compliment I ever got.


  3. Pingback: Daily Prompt: Why, Thank You? | tnkerr-Writing Prompts and Practice

  4. A girl told me once that I never fit in, but I make it look like no one fits in with me. Still not sure about that one but I’ve decided to take it as a compliment.

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  5. As a child I was in a contest to see who could sell the most girl guide cookies. The prize was a winnie-the-pooh bear. I desperately wanted him. The final day and I was told I was second, but because the winner wasn’t there I would get the bear. I always knew I only won him by accident. Not good.


  6. I’ve got this. Hmm. Let me see. In Diablo III last night I was allowed to go on my own for a while (I broke off from the group while they were messing around with inventory), and suddenly they’re all, “Paul’s losing health!” When they arrived, everything was dead, and my little brother said, “Wow. I’m surprised you’re still alive.” Jerk face.


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