This is the one thing I think I do the worst!!! (and I do allot of things badly, so that's saying something)
Mot "You look really nice today!"
Nej "um....I.....no I don't"
Mot "Really, you do."
Nej "You crack me up...but...um...thanks."
Or there was this one at the hair stylist the other day.
Becci "Hey, part your hair for me, the way you had it when you came in, it looked really cool."
Nej (staring at Becci)
Becci "No really, here." (hands me a comb)
Nej "You're funny. It looks cool when you do it."
Nej "OK....well, thanks."
Or this one, at a vocal coaching session.
Coach "You have a great smile, and an infectious laugh."
Nej (laughs, without showing teeth, hiding smile) "No I don't"
Coach "Yeah, you do. It's great!"
Nej (laughs) "Nah"
Coach (doesn't know me, so probably thinks I'm the rudest person ever - changes topic)
I just can't do it. Do they have "how to take a compliment" school??
How hard is it to say "thanks!!!!" ?
What the hell is my problem?????