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I Just Got A Compliment From A Complete Stranger

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    Unexpected Compliment

    I was buying lunch at the store today. I'd been feeling sort of gloomy all day so far, and the day didn't show any signs of getting better. The cashier, out of the blue, just said "You look nice today" It isn't much of a compliment, I know, but it brightened up the...
    lodewyk lodewyk 18-21 1 Response Dec 1, 2009

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    The city I live in is friendly,

    full of bars, full of cafes (with good coffee :P), and above all full of foreigners.It seems that for every new local I meet, I at least meet one european and one canadian :PSo getting compliments or conversations from complete strangers is actually not that unsual, and on top...
    xavis xavis 26-30, M Dec 30, 2013

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    I Like Complimenting Others And Some Days It Comes Back

    One day last week a girl in the elevator with me was wearing some great shoes, so I said, "Hey, those are great shoes."  The next day she said hi in the coffee line-up and we started talking. So I told someone else I liked her necklace and she told me her daughter...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 11 Responses Dec 2, 2009

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    This Made My Day :)

    I was walking in a baby store with Addy in my arms, and was looking at cribs. A clerk about, forty or fifty came up and asked if I needed any help. Him: Hello, there. Can I help you? Me: Hi, well I'm trying to find a cheap crib, I have a tight buget. Him: (gets teary eyed) Come...
    Supermommy101 Supermommy101 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 30, 2011

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    Trying On Dresses

    I went to a clothing store with my roommate yesterday to try on formal-ish dresses. She needed one for a formal party and I just wanted to try them on with her so I wasn't left out. When we both came out with our dresses on, a woman who was waiting for her daughters to finish...
    Rennakins Rennakins 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 25, 2010

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    Compliment

    Sometime last week, this guy told someone I am pretty.  When I was told, I felt my face warming up and becoming red.  It felt nice receiving such a positive comment for a change but I believe this guy needs glasses, lol ;)  I once was beautiful inside & outside and now I...
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F Dec 7, 2010

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    "You're Beautiful!"

    Back in 2008 when I lived in New York me, my sister and our friend went to a store to go shopping. It was a sunny windy day. I didn't feel pretty or comfortable at all. I just felt so dull, irritated and dry all the same time because my hair is all over the place. The sun is hot...
    happydia happydia 16-17, F Feb 7, 2012

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    It Was Nice:)

    Around 8 in the morning, I was waiting for the bus to take me to work and feeling like crap (just because). Traffic was slow, and then some guy yells out his car window, "You have really nice eyes". Totally caught me off guard :)
    Vancity89 Vancity89 22-25, F 4 Responses Dec 2, 2009

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    This is is an old story from when I was younger. When I was 7 I went to the store with ny grandma and I wanted this shirt so I put it in my jacket thinking it was big so nobody...
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    When I was a kid, I got separated from my family in a busy street market and couldn't find my way back in all the chaos. I felt so numb that I didn't know what regret was. A...
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    When I was 12 I was sent to live with my grandparents. I was very rebellious in my teenage years and when I was 13 we having family friends over for dinner and I was being loud...
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    So I watched the new transformers and I have to say definitely loved it:3 have to say it kind of dragged on:/ still awesome tho:)
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    My wife greeted me giving me a back massage. so blessed to have a wife I don't deserve.
    Gregwhan Gregwhan 51-55, M 2 Responses Jul 9

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    I moved because i lived in a city for 19 years never met my brother that my mother abandoned decided that it was unfair that i had such a good life while he had to live everyday...
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    I always smile at people who look at me or I make eye contact with because that smile could give them hope and a reason to live when I was battling with thoughts if suicide a while...
    LoganAdele LoganAdele 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 13

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    I had a tough childhood. Abuse from my mothers boyfriend, abuse from my father and his 2nd and 3rd wives, verbal abuse and fluctuating over protective and smothering from my mother...
    hurtinginma hurtinginma 41-45, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Party girls don't get hurt Can't feel anything, when will I learn I push it down, push it down I'm the one "for a good time call" Phone's blowin' up, ringin' my doorbell I feel...
    JuneBug75 JuneBug75 36-40, F Jun 23

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    Party girls don't get hurtCan't feel anything, when will I learnI push it down, push it downI'm the one "for a good time call"Phone's blowin' up, ringin' my doorbellI feel the...
    GroundedButterfly81 GroundedButterfly81 31-35, F Jul 10

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    I have a natural talent in some school subjects, Math, Geometry and English were a few of them. (Exception: Chemistry... :| ) My older sister was a senior when I was a sophomore...
    Sallysellsseashels Sallysellsseashels 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 22

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    After talking to someone on here I realized my self spanking wasnt enough for what I had said to my grandma early and as embarrassing as I felt I ask told my roomie that I self...
    msjayy msjayy 18-21, F 8 Responses 4 days ago

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    And here I was thinking the guy was a sociopath. No, he's just a narcissist. Like that's supposed to be comforting or something.. Well, here's the story. When we first met, he fell...
    JourneeBlue JourneeBlue 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    I admit it. I am a total compliment hound. Not just here but in real life too. I am sure there's some psychological reason behind it (Isn't there always), but I can't get enough...
    pinkcorsetgirl pinkcorsetgirl 41-45, F 5 hrs ago

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    I was sitting on a bus, and I was wearing a mini skirt some man sat beside me an rubbed his hands on my legs, I'm 14. it felt amazing then he stuck one finger up me going really...
    jessicatooreal jessicatooreal 16-17, F 4 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    Great Escape - Mike Dignam. Some birds will fly away to the Horizons warmer days of the , Feels better than the blistering cold. I long for more than this doing, A job just so I...
    LittleBeelzebub LittleBeelzebub 18-21, F 7 hrs ago

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    Really, the title says it all. I can accept compliments about my intelligence, my ability with words, and my ability at my job. I can accept hearing that I'm a sweet and caring...
    fivetailedfox89 fivetailedfox89 22-25, F Jul 5

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    I hate compliments. They feel so fake. i dont know why. I just dont take the person on their word when they compliment me. Even though they do it honestly. I like giving...
    scarredbutrelentless scarredbutrelentless 18-21, M Jul 14

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    Yesterday my friends mom took a bunch of us to the amusement/water park for the day my younger sister included she also has a daughter in my sisters grade. And we just couldn't get...
    britbrat95 britbrat95 18-21, F 4 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    Freedom is a huge concept. To be truly free I feel you should be able to say anything you wish with no fear of censorship and ridicule for your viewpoint. You should be free from...
    Paca24 Paca24 18-21, F 4 hrs ago

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    Okay, Hannah, dare completed...shirtless with pie. Now I dare you, the EP brave, to post your best feature... Then pass on the dare.
    Alejandro80 Alejandro80 31-35, M 3 hrs ago

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    A friend of mine says I have a gift when comes to treat people nice and connect...she gets amazed coz I always get what I want/need and I often receive gifts at stores.Last time...
    4biandu 4biandu 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 9

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    This past Sunday; June, 13, 2014, I went on a tour hosted by the Alamo City Ghost Tours in San Antonio. I was just expecting to hear some interesting stories and have a good time...
    megan523 megan523 16-17, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    For some time now, my imagination has been so vivid that I could step into another world for some time and leave this one as if though I was living in another body. I could spend...
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    I got fat because I moved to a different place where there are no grassy fields and trees to climb... Only stinky gyms. I feel less motivated to go outside because of the pollution...
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    When I told my friend about the creepy boy that has been staring at me shamelessly in class among a few others around campus and some creepy older men elsewhere, she laughed at me...
    Ewoo Ewoo 16-17 1 Response Jun 26

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    my story is weird I know, but I really need help and advice cause no one that knows this story really gets what I'm going through...I hope you guys will :) I've been single for...
    Storyteller1234567 Storyteller1234567 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 2

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    (SORRY IF ITS LONG. I KINDA WROTE A NOVEL HERE LOL) So i rather not go by my first name i'll go by my middle name which is Kayla. I'm 14 and a half and ever since I was in the 6th...
    kaylaa1 kaylaa1 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 3

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    I wore a very short black miniskirt with a thong, a tight black top, and flip flops to a party. There, I talked with my friends when I felt a hand touch my inner thighs from behind...
    LilyOrlovsky LilyOrlovsky 13-15, F 11 Responses Jul 4

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    Before cell phones it was common to stand rather close to a stranger while talking on a pay phone. This particular evening the woman next to me was obviously having A very...
    julyjax julyjax 56-60, M Jul 10

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    SOMEBODY HELP ME START THIS AS A NEW TOPIC PLEASE There is a clothing optional resort not too far from me, yet I'm too embarrassed to ask people I know if they would be willing to...
    SomeOtherGuy72 SomeOtherGuy72 41-45, M 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    hey all ! ... this is important and big. can i have a small time of yours, just little.. few minutes.. i sign up here around a year back to share my story with people and i did. i...
    heartless2 heartless2 22-25, M 16 hrs ago

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    May his Beautiful soul rest in peace!Proof that Israel is not targeting Hamas soldiers only, rather sniping random Palestinian civilians."International and Palestinian volunteers...
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    I've kept this to myself for a while now, and I guess I just need to get it out, you know, before it destroys me. I could turn to a friend or a family member but I just can't...
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    I was driving to work at 11am on New Year's Day from a night of drinking with my friends. I got pulled over for speeding in a work zone. The officer claimed my car smelled like...
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    Call me vain and/or insecure, i don't care ... i love it when i get compliments. It makes me smile, it makes me happy, it makes me feel good about myself. It makes me feel...
    MelodieSlute MelodieSlute 18-21, F 9 Responses Jun 26

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    It's all just an unnecessarily awkward ordeal for me. Made awkward by myself of course. The worst thing I have been known to do in response to a compliment is to just say nothing...
    captainmerelycurious captainmerelycurious 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 26

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    Idk if this was a compliment... But yesterday I was at my cousins hotel party and me & most of the fam were on the bed (like 6 or 7) .. We're all girls. & this boy starts...
    Dreamscape98x Dreamscape98x 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 29

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