“ACCEPTING A COMPLIMENT”
Say “thank you” when your friend tells you how cute your hair looks in a ponytail.
Say, “That’s because I haven’t washed it in four days!”
No needs to know your personal hygiene habits, and the appropriate response is “thank you.”
Say “Thank you” when your teacher tells you proud she is of your effort on your personal essay.
Say, “Really? I wrote it on the bus on the way to school this morning.”
Even if you did get away with such little effort on that assignment, do you really want to make your teacher feel foolish? The appropriate response is “thank you.”
Say “thank you” when your mother’s friend tell you how much she likes your charcoal sketch in the school art show.
Say, “That Piece? It’s not very good.”
When someone compliments your accomplishments, it is rude to suggest that they have no idea what they’re talking about. Even if in your heart you believe you could have done better, the appropriate response is “thank you.”
- A lady knows that accepting a compliment graciously is as important as giving a compliment sincerely, and she endeavors to do both.