Michele Agnew recently posed a question that originally appeared in a comment on her site,
about whether women can accept compliments gracefully. I didn't easily get to the point where I could accept them, and sometimes I still indicate my uneasiness, expecially if I am not sure whether they are heartfelt or not.
In thinking about that question, I was amused to remember the first few days I worked for my current part-time boss. I didn't know him at all before he hired me, except I had heard he was a very nice man. The first time I designed a large arrangement I had said to him: "I hope this is what you were looking for" and he replied "Well....... if that's the best you can do". I was momentarily mortified, thinking it displeased him and wondering how I could re-do the arrangement to be more acceptable. I suppose my dismay showed in my face, because in a moment he said "Calm down, I love it. That's my way of making a joke and when I say that, you'll know I couldn't like it any better." Suffice it to say I was relieved!!
Some days, I wouldn't have any email at all if it wasn't for spam. The people who send "Killer Deals" and "Park Pass" should just cease and desist. They surely are persistent little bastards. Some days I get 8-10 of the same spam, one after another. It used to be Viagra and cheap mortgages, then it was hot babes, now it is deals and parks. At least the subject matter is getting better.....LOL
An odd thought crossed over my crazy mind this morning:
I wonder if people's names reflect their true nature. For example,
Is Frank actually candid all the time?
Does Joy always bring happiness to her fellow man, or act jubilant in everything she does?
Do Hope, Faith, Charity and Chastity live up to their names? Or are they despairing, faithless, stingy and promiscuous?
Is Randy always ready for action?
What do you think?