Welcome to Myndi’s Best Of...where I pick a topic, and we dish about the best (or worst, depending on how you look at it. Is your glass half-empty or half-full?) of said topic.
Sound fun? Yeah, I thought so, too.
So, let’s talk about the backhanded compliment. We’ve all had the pleasure of being on the receiving end of these bad boys, and whether we choose to laugh them off, or shoot a snarky comment back in the giver’s direction, it’s always fun to gab (or gripe) about them.
Here, I’ll start. This is a verbatim quote, from my grandmother, to me, and is my all-time ‘favorite’ (if I can be allowed to call it that) backhanded compliment.
“Oh, darling, you look so beautiful!” (This was said in a tone of utter shock.) “It’s amazing what make-up can do for a girl, isn’t it?”
At first I was all like,
And then I was all like,
And then later that night I crawled into bed and stared at the ceiling, thinking of all the things I should have said, like,
(Because even when the pressure’s off, I suck at making up good comebacks)
Until finally, I came to the conclusion that
So now it’s your turn. I want to hear your BEST and BRIGHTEST backhanded compliment, and of course, how you responded to it!