Friday, January 9, 2009
Eye Don't Know What That Means?
Has someone ever given you a compliment and it lasted all day. Just something nice you didn't expect? That happened to me today. Well, sorta. There is a guy I work with who likes to tease me and he kinda sing songs "Lisa you look nice today" on some occasions. I've heard it from him everyday this week. Not that I found that odd, because he does that at times. But just not usually everyday. His name is Roger. He's 40ish. He shares an office with Forrest who is 50ish. Not that it really matters, but I want you to have the big picture. Because I am visual. When I hear a story I see it in my mind as it's being told.
Those two fellas have an office on the other side of the wall from my office. I have to walk by their office quite frequently. I stopped by their office today and I have forgotten what for at this point, but Roger did his thing, "Lisa you look very nice today". "Thank you Roger," I sing songed back to him. "You really do look nice today. In fact you've looked nice all week. Did you get a bunch of new clothes for Christmas?" "No," I replied. "Well then, what are you doing different?" "Whatever Roger," I was getting bored with this game. "No I'm serious," he says, you look really good this week doesn't she Forrest?"
By this time I'm rolling my eyes and have had enough. I didn't think poor Forrest would want to be dragged into this but he literally surprised me. Forrest said, "yes you do." Again I say, "Whatever Forrest." Forrest then really surprises me by adding, "you've been wearing dark colors this week and they really make your eyes pop."
Now he has my attention. Forrest has never, NEVER gone this far. It made my day. I thanked them politely because I really felt like they were being sincere. I left their office completely forgetting what I was going to tell them. I see the hubby in the hallway, "hey you wanna go to lunch?" We go out to lunch. Something we do about twice a month. After we got done eating I told him of my compliments. I explained the scenario I described above. Then it continued like this:
me: I was surprised when Forrest acknowledged the colors I've been wearing and how they make my eyes pop.
hubby: hmm, he giggled.
me: So do you think so?
me: Do you think when I wear a dark color it makes my eyes pop?
He looked at me and then he looked at the road ahead then said,
"I don't know what that means."