Growing up In the deep South, we have a saying about someone giving you a left-handed compliment. ( Not sure why it is called a left handed as opposed to a right handed one. No offense meant to those who are left handed).
How to recognize such a compliment? It is given is when someone is trying to saying something nice about you, but it feels a bit awkward. Inside you are thinking, “I think that was a compliment . . . sort of, maybe.” Your next thought is whether you are suppose to say thank you or not. To be on the safe side you usually say, ” uh . . . Thanks.
As I sat in the doctor’s office yesterday, the doctor said, “You feel worse than you look”. This was good news since the lab test had just confirmed that I did not have the flu my husband had spent the week enduring. There was a relief, even though having similar symptoms to his is what had sent me to this appointment.
Today, I remembered this photo I shot of a tiger in Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Not exactly a happy face, but hey, may the creature looked better than it felt.