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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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    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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    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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    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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    "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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    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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    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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    So I just found out I got expelled from high school today, I'm a junior & I just skipped too many days of school, & I just got expelled. I feel so awful. I ****** up & I don't know...
    baconhawk95 baconhawk95 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    Today my grandparents made me go to the store with them and my cousin and my cousin and grandpa were arguing over something and my grandpa said something to me and I thought it was...
    rebelbbygirl rebelbbygirl 18-21, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    I got spanked on the bibs multiple times, still love my nonna so much though, she's the best. But I'd say i was a very annoying child lol
    gryffindorpride gryffindorpride 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    When I was 5, I stayed the night at my grandparents house this was the first time I had stayed the night there and I stayed with my cousin which one is older and one is younger and...
    rebelbbygirl rebelbbygirl 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I was out walking along the main road when I saw a man pushing a heavy trolley around. It was filled with his goods.What you would have seen at Steptoe & Son's yard. (google for...
    KittenInGlasgow KittenInGlasgow 46-50, F 4 Responses Apr 1

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    It's kinda funny, but really embarrassing. I just got a new phone and the numbers were one off. So I end up texting a complete stranger this: Roses are red, violets are blue, your...
    DeadZombiePerson DeadZombiePerson 13-15, F Mar 31

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    I had my first track meet yesterday and I'm pretty sure I had at least 20-30 people give me compliments and it made me feel SO great... I got compliments such as, you're really...
    brianag96 brianag96 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 2

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    Last night (or this morning rather), one of my Twitter followers sent me a DM. It was innocent at first, but one thing lead to another. I found out he lived only 20 minutes away...
    acidxxxfire acidxxxfire 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 30

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    Yips, felt good. " you ain't the type of guy to care that much about whether you get turned down by a girl or not, all you want is to have fun, which is something good" Got it...
    BeatTheBest BeatTheBest 16-17, M 1 Response Mar 25

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    Nowhere To Run-I was a naturally outgoing and straightforward child, but isolation was imposed on me by my adopted parents to keep what went on behind closed doors secret. I can...
    UnwantedMutt UnwantedMutt 22-25, M 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    I got used by my son godfather who I thought was in my best intrest. He crashed my new car 2013 honda. Than him and his friends make up a phoney injury claim sue my insurance. My...
    ronarenae ronarenae 31-35, F Mar 20

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    I was like 6 when it happened. I just got home from school shouting 'dad! mom' but no one answered. i went upstairs and looked up to my parents' bedroom, I saw dad lying down in...
    MylifeasMae MylifeasMae 18-21, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    How do I believe my wife after what I have found I am going to post two as she says "Stories" I have found over the last week about her and her co-worker. The first one I found was...
    mcanant8 mcanant8 26-30, M 2 Responses Apr 10

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    I'm SO embarrassed. So what happened was that I won intern of the month. I am not one to be center of attention, so when they called my name, I literally said, "F--K." I didn't...
    BlueIce612 BlueIce612 16-17, F 3 Responses Apr 3

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    An act of kindness to a stranger is one of the most heartwarming and joyful things to witness. It completely restores our faith in humanity. I once witnessed someone pull a injured...
    Doman5222 Doman5222 13-15, M Apr 3

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M Apr 7

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    It is instinctive. I smile. I say hi. If their outfit is such that it makes me react positively, I say something complimentary. If I see kids with them, I ask if they are their...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F Apr 5

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    I just find compliments to be shallow and pointless. Particularly ones about physical appearance. I don't mind compliments about my character if they are genuine.. but anything...
    SmashedUpSanity SmashedUpSanity 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 10

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    i know this is bad but i do love getting attention from men im not a sluut i dont fuuckk around at all but i love the attetion i love knowing i could have someone regardless of a...
    XblueXroseX XblueXroseX 18-21, F 57 mins ago

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    Of course I do! Compliments can be about anything - my personality, my body, my way of cooking, my work, etc. I like getting all sorts of compliments - they can be made of words of...
    ab21071987 ab21071987 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 26

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    Sometimes I can't accept them cause I know the motives behind said compliments and that is quite different. For a time I was able to accept them and actually believe them,though...
    SparklyRain SparklyRain 18-21, F Mar 31

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    I'm happily married and I recently visited my husband in Dubai. I was so happy spending my days with him and everything between us was fine until I met this stranger in the plane...
    Gypsyinlove Gypsyinlove 26-30, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    For the life of me I don't know about the rest of you on EP but when I am sitting in work (being the quiet observing type I am) I overhear a LOT of garbage and false complimenting...
    CaptainCalculus CaptainCalculus 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    I just hate it when people compliment me in any way; I don't believe them if they tell me I look nice because I'm so insecure about how I look- they must be blind or are just being...
    mblo2984 mblo2984 18-21, F Apr 6

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    Does this really work? I know girls will send pics to guys (they have with me) but not complete and total strangers...right?
    BigTexDfw BigTexDfw 31-35, M 1 Response Apr 2

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    Does this really work? I know girls will send pics to guys (they have with me) but not complete and total strangers...right?
    BigTexDfw BigTexDfw 31-35, M Apr 2

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    I think there nothing nicer than to smile at a total stranger. It makes me feel good know I might have made someone feel better with a smile. One day when I was out this stranger...
    Aquamarine74 Aquamarine74 36-40, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    This was during job placements during my Masters Degree. I qualified for final Interview in Texas Instruments. there were around 10 other people with me including a girl whose name...
    kalel2389 kalel2389 22-25, M 14 hrs ago

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    It was my first time yesterday. It was so crazy and bad.. and know what's worse? It's our graduation the next day which is today. Good thing I still manage to control myself.. I...
    SesshomaruDemonLord SesshomaruDemonLord 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 21

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    Don't talk to strangers Cause they're only there to do you harm.... Don't write in starlight 'Cause the words may come out real.... Don't hide in doorways You may find the key that...
    LuvButtz LuvButtz 36-40, M Apr 9

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    This happened to me a couple of weeks ago. I was in gym class (mixed) and talking to a couple of guys. I was flirting with them when I felt a tug at my shorts from behind and the...
    Rebecca151515 Rebecca151515 18-21, F 15 Responses Mar 23

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    It liberates me to give compliments. Seeing other people smile is amazing.
    isabelluvskake isabelluvskake 13-15, F Apr 6

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    I can't seem, to take compliments very well. I'd be in denial, and I usually don't know how to react. But when someone says 'hey you're really pretty' and I say I don't people be...
    sftlr sftlr 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 11

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    Most of the time when someone gives me a compliment I think it's out of pity or just a lie I make me feel worse
    bluegirlie98 bluegirlie98 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 11

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    The part of me that is most frequently complimented is my penis. People must be either easily impressed by penises or just overly sympathetic about them :/
    sillpantsface sillpantsface 26-30, M a week ago

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    I am currently attempting to create a cd which will be used as a teaching aid in discussing the history and development of Goth Rock and its influence on other genres to my father...
    CarthAnne CarthAnne 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    I've always been the weird person who enjoys talking to anyone who wants to talk. But if you think about it everyone in your life starts out as a stranger, so talking to strangers...
    nordicgirl nordicgirl 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    today is my birthday and it raining outside. I work so much but luckily I am off today. I have been laying around the house all day ignoring phone calls and text from family...
    jjthejjetplane jjthejjetplane 26-30, M 2 Responses Mar 28

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    I seldom enjoy touch from individuals that I know. Let alone a stranger.
    weskeralbert weskeralbert 22-25, M Apr 3

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    He used the back of his spoon to check his teeth. He took three hours to get ready for the day. If I did not compliment him enough, he would ignore me like a spoiled child. I...
    AdelaideHayashi AdelaideHayashi 22-25, F 4 Responses Apr 12

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    Stranger, more painful and more beautiful. More of everything. A photograph never does justice and a painting is far from flesh and a song? A song is just a tribute. In my...
    PansProtege PansProtege 70+ 15 hrs ago

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    i am 17 years old and this story takes place 2 days ago. i got angry at my parents and stormed out of the house. i was planning on staying out for the night and coming back in the...
    uncnn324 uncnn324 18-21, M Mar 22

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    I was about 21.Being so innocent, Not knowing that there are g..ys or men who are interested in others, I was so shocked by what happened. we were in a bus, a big man sitting...
    mrsherif mrsherif 36-40, M 2 Responses Mar 30

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    So as of Sunday evening (2 days ago) my life has been flipped completely upside down. Had a few beers with some friends and my wife and I got on our motorcycle which has turned out...
    totalloss44 totalloss44 31-35, M 1 Response Apr 1

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