During a weekend with friends, one of the
husbands said to me in private, “Hey can you get my wife off my back?”I smiled politely, said nothing and joined
his wife outside.I told her, “Your
husband just told me how much he loves you.”She said, “Ha!”I proceeded to
tell her how fondly he talks about her when she is not around (true
story).I then told her that while she
may not hear it from him directly, some of the best compliments are the ones
we don't know are being said about us.
Needless to say she was fairly tickled that
her husband would talk so favorable about her; behind her back.
Do you think its okay to twist someone’s
words – when it’s positive – or do you think you should remain quiet or is honesty the best policy?