I am 36 years old. Sometimes I feel much younger and other days I feel ancient.
Yesterday I received a comment from a man (who is my age) that I look much younger than him. Then he said, “How is that possible?” I laughed out loud. I’ve also had a friend say, “I always forget your age, you don’t look 36!” My reply was, “Gee thanks, but what does 36 look like?”
Backhanded compliments are such an oddity to me and generally no offense is taken. I’m not sure if people are just making poor conversation, whether they don’t realize how their words are perceived or whether they are being passive aggressive.
The old adage if you can’t say anything nice then don’t say it at all, seems appropriate about now.
What’s the funniest ‘backhanded compliment’ you’ve received?