Saturday, 28 January 2012

Back Handed Compliments

There is no one better in the world than your partner at giving you back handed compliments, at least that is my experience.

It was my husband’s birthday this week.  He works until about so I had from when I got in from work at until then to make myself look good.  As any women knows trying to make yourself look good while cooking dinner, bathing children and finally getting the children into bed is near on impossible.  But it is his birthday so I was going to make it happen.

He walked through the door as I was taking the steam rollers out of my hair so I had just about achieved my mission.  Nice dress, make up and hair done and I will admit it is a long time since I made that kind of effort. My husband is used to seeing me in work clothes or jeans and leggings which have become the lifeblood of my wardrobe.

I also had a fantastic girly moment with my daughter as she watched me put the rollers in.  It was just on of those magical moments that I will treasure for ever.  She should have been in bed but I just couldn't resist her wide eyes and smile as she said "Wow mummy what are you doing?  Wow can I have some?"

Anyway I digress; the next day at work I received a text from my husband.  It said

"By the way hun you did look really nice last night ..."  At this point I am thinking things like, I am so lucky, he is wonderful, and I love him so much.  I literally felt my heart swell with pride.

It carried on

"Forgotten how good you look when you make the effort" Cue my heart deflating and my thoughts rapidly changing direction.

So you might want to show this quick giving a compliment guide to your other half, or if you are a guy take note!

Step 1 - Think of what you want to say
Step 2 - Chop the sentence in half
Step 3 - Say the first half of the sentence
Step 4 - Ditch the second half of the sentence

And voila!  One happy lady!

What is the most bank handed compliment you have ever been given?


  1. My partner is terrible for stuff like this. I once asked him if I was wearing too much make-up his reply? "No. But you do look better with make-up" erm cheers?! xx

  2. Put hot chilli powder in his dinner.Git.

  3. that wasn't very nice! I hope you gave him what for!


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