DP Daily Prompt: Why, Thank You?

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What’s the best (or rather ,worst ) backhanded compliment you ever received? If you can’t think of any—when’s the last time someone paid you a compliment you actually didn’t deserve?

When I first came to Montreal, my husband invited his friends to dinner. My husband was unaware of my cooking skills, he therefore cooked everything himself.

His friends enjoyed the food, before they left, they said, “thank you for the excellent food, you are such a good cook.”

I felt very uncomfortable I knew I did not cook anything, I replied, “thank you, but my husband cooked everything!”


8 thoughts on “DP Daily Prompt: Why, Thank You?

  1. Dear Ranu,

    Thank you for this post. You’ve reminded me that, when folks say things, to look for their intent behind what is said.

    All good wishes,


    • That’s what I did Noah, I like compliments only when I deserve it. I know of people who take it and don’t say anything.
      You I’m sure would like to get compliments when you deserve, am I correct?
      Thanks for your comment Noah.

    • There was a lot of learning going on, he didn’t think I was capable of
      doing anything, my mother would disagree but she wasn’t there to tell
      him how capable I was. I stood by and took everything he threw at me.His
      friends were embarrassed but I wasn’t going to take credit for something
      I did not do.Yes Leslie I never said boo.

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