Everybody loves to receive a compliment. Whether it be about your hair, clothes, hard work, whatever. It just makes us feel good. But are there some compliments that should be left unsaid? How about, “You look like you’ve lost weight.” Worst. Compliment. Ever. Okay let me back up…of course there’s a story to bring up this post.
So the other day I ran into a girl on the basketball team (you know…the team i quite…yeah. that team). We said our “hello” and “how are you,” you know, the usual. Then she said, “Dude, you look like you’ve slimmed down. Like a lot.” WTF. Here is what went through my mind.
Sweet, I lost weight!
Oh great, apparently I was fat before.
Do I need to lose more weight?
NO! Shut up ED, you know nothing.
Maybe I could just lose a few more pounds…
But those few pounds would turn into a lot of pounds and that would not be good.
Am I falling back into the ED?
Why should I listen to this girl?
She doesn’t know anything.
I’m eating…and I feel good.
Screw it…she doesn’t know what she’s talking about.
I’m happy…so who cares.
Yeah…a lot went through my mind. And not gonna lie, I thought about it for a lot of the day. But what I mostly thought about was not wanting the ED to win. Some thoughts were ED centered and others were not. But at the end of the day, I was okay. Really, I was.
So this got me thinking. Saying somebody has lost weight is the worst compliment ever! Unless somebody is overweight and has been working on trying to lose weight, nobody should ever ever say that somebody looks like they’ve lost weight. Who cares! Maybe that person did lose weight, but don’t tell them. That will only push the ED and make it want to become stronger.
With all that being said, I will never tell anybody that they look like they’ve lost weight. There are a thousand other compliments you can give. Try a different one.
What do you guys think the worst compliment out there is?