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the most sincere compliment / the most convenient car breakdown


Two experiences I don't want to forget:

The other day at work, I checked a guy out who came back after a few more customers (when I had no line) and asked me something about the change machine. I told him that I didn't know whether it was working or not, but they could probably help him at customer service... and then he asked if I spoke Spanish (which was obviously his first language). I said no, sorry, and he asked what my name was, which confused me because it's right there on my name tag, but I told him anyway... then he asked some questions about when I worked, and I told him that I have a very random schedule. I suppose he had worked up his confidence by then, 'cause he asked if I was married, and of course I said yes. He seemed disappointed, but looked me in the eyes and said, "You are very beautiful," with an incredible sincerity, then walked off. I'm usually pretty unaffected by simple compliments, but I felt his honesty and it delighted me. And he obviously wasn't hoping to get anything out of it, he just wanted me to know how he felt. It made me just glowy with happiness -- especially since I was wearing baggy pants and no makeup.

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On Christmas Day Ben and I were driving over to his parents' house to feed their animals since they were out of town, and as we drove the lights dimmed and finally turned completely out, and after we got into the neighborhood the car just stopped working -- the alternator had been iffy and it finally just died. I was upset, naturally, because I wanted Christmas to be happy -- but now, looking back, God worked it all out just PERFECTLY. Ben's family was out of town so we were able to use one of their cars all week. The car rolled to a stop in front of an out-of-town neighbor's house, and later on that week Ben used their car to jump-start Sylvia (our car) and drive her up to his parent's house, so that no one would tow it. Later he talked to the mechanics who usually work on our car and they agreed to fix the alternator and let us pay on our next paycheck, using the car now. So we were safe, had sufficient money, had a car the whole time ours wasn't working, and didn't have to pay a towing fee 'cause we were able to jump-start the car. This has been the easiest, most convenient breakdown ever. heh.

feelings: thankful
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Comments
genesiskenshin ══╣╠══
Be careful with that spanish dude, those questions aren't normal for retail.
belenen ══╣garrulous╠══
actually, lots of random people ask me that -- I guess they make small talk that way. I always answer very vaguely.

How are you, by the way?
kevloid2006 ══╣╠══
a lot of women have the misconception that they aren't 'presentable' without makeup, or they can't possible look good in sweats or something like that. it's REALLY not true.

every year at christmas I dress for a walk in the cold. the places we go to on the 24th and 25th are both about a half hour drive in the country, and I always figure if the car breaks down I'll be walking to the nearest farm. :-)
belenen ══╣garrulous╠══
Oh, I don't think I looked unpresentable, I just was flattered 'cause he thought I was beautiful and I wasn't even at my most gorgeous -- so that multiplies the compliment. hm. Not sure if that was coherent. But yeah, I think I can be beautiful in sweats and no makeup -- just not AS beautiful as I'd be in fancy outfit and makeup.
kevloid2006 ══╣╠══
hey, is the date on you computer right? the date on your post says dec 29th of last year, and it's showing as newer than the jan 2nd 2006 posts.
belenen ══╣giggling╠══
yeah, I just wanted to fill up my calendar. *OCD blush*
wallbrat ══╣Morning Dislcaimer╠══
You are beautiful, hon. Make up doesn't make you beautiful. It simply highlights what's already there. *hug*

I'd be careful though. The questions he asked are not normal for retail.
belenen ══╣amused╠══
Make up doesn't make you beautiful. It simply highlights what's already there.

I agree. ;-D and thank you!

actually I get asked questions about my schedule a lot, from utterly random people. I'm always very vague, even with the little old ladies. ;-)
invisibleglue ══╣ani little_it_icons╠══
What a lovely compliment. I love how randomly things like that sneak up on you. Makes you smile.
belenen ══╣giggling╠══
;-) yes -- like you make me smile! ;-D
brianfey ══╣╠══
That is very nice that you appreciate that.

In my not humble opinion....
Women don't need to be made up and dressed fancy to be gorgeous...
Natural is super wonderful!
Makeup is ok for special occasion... but it is a costume...
It is not the most beautiful way...
belenen ══╣creative╠══
Oh I agree! I rarely wear makeup, when I do it is a 'costume' to me. ;-)
scream_baby ══╣╠══
belenen ══╣curvygirl -- belly love╠══
All I can say is, sometimes you just get a vibe from someone and you know that what they are saying comes from a very true place.

YES, EXACTLY!!!! Thank you. ;-)
valynn ══╣╠══
belenen ══╣garrulous╠══
He is. I need to remember that...
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