A Nice Compliment
Yesterday, I got one of the nicest compliments I've ever received. The man who works in my office with me (literally in the same office, but he is the construction manager so he's usually not there) and I were chatting and somehow we got to talking about age. He told me that he was really suprised that I was only 25 because he thought I was at least 30. Now, this came as a shock to me because generally people think I am about 5 years younger than I am, not 5 years older. Usually this doesn't bother me because I am hoping that when I am 50 that I still look 45. My parents look young for their ages, especially my mom (hi mom!) The only time when looking young bothers me is when I am the only one in the group who gets carded. I have actually said, "You are kidding, right?" to my waiter before. He wasn't kidding, but I digress. So after Mr. Contruction Manager said that, he then quickly said not to be offended. He told me that what he meant was that I come across as older because of how I carry myself and because of my professionalism. Me? Professional? Not that I think I am unprofessional...it's just that I can be goofy sometimes and I try not to take myself too seriously. But it was such a cool compliment because no one has ever said something like that to me before. Thanks, Mr. Contruction Manager!