14. The Strangest Compliment Ever
A little neighbor kid I used to babysit was quietly playing with his toys when, without looking up, he says to me, “You look so different now.” I had to ask him what he meant. “You mean how different I look with makeup?” And he said, “No, a long long time ago. A LONG long time ago.”
He seemed frustrated like he couldn’t find the right words. He then looked up, studied my face, and said, “Well, not that different. You’re still pretty.” It was the strangest compliment I’ve ever received.