Have you ever been given (or have you given) a backhanded compliment?

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    Feb 20, 2009 10:39 PM GMT
    I think this was a compliment that I received today:

    I went to the dermatologist this morning for a full body exam, in which you strip to your underwear. My doctor had a new, and very young assistant. As soon as I was disrobed, she said "You know, most of you old people let yourselves get fat and sloppy, but it looks like you're trying not to!" After my stunned silence, I offered: "Thank you, I think!"
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    Feb 20, 2009 10:47 PM GMT


    that "trying not to" can be tricky icon_neutral.gif
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    Feb 20, 2009 11:02 PM GMT
    I'm not sure if this was backhanded or not, but it made me blush. I was on a nearly upright medical exam table, angled at about 70 degrees back, wearing just a hospital gown, hiked up to my waist. The urologist started to insert this scope thing up my dick, to view inside my bladder.

    I wasn't taking it too well, since it had to be done without any painkillers, so that the natural reaction of my sphincter muscle could be observed. Finally I gasped at him to pause as it inched up my urethra, that it really was hurting.

    "I'm not surprised," he replied, "With this big thing that YOU'VE got."

    The 2 female nurses in attendance smiled & giggled, and I was so embarrassed. I guess I should have been proud, but it was neither the time nor the place for it. icon_redface.gif
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    Feb 20, 2009 11:06 PM GMT
    "There are the remains of a fine woman about Ruth".
  • Ritournelle

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    Feb 20, 2009 11:19 PM GMT
    Red_Vespa saidI'm not sure if this was backhanded or not, but it made me blush. I was on a nearly upright medical exam table, angled at about 70 degrees back, wearing just a hospital gown, hiked up to my waist. The urologist started to insert this scope thing up my dick, to view inside my bladder.

    I wasn't taking it too well, since it had to be done without any painkillers, so that the natural reaction of my sphincter muscle could be observed. Finally I gasped at him to pause as it inched up my urethra, that it really was hurting.

    "I'm not surprised," he replied, "With this big thing that YOU'VE got."

    The 2 female nurses in attendance smiled & giggled, and I was so embarrassed. I guess I should have been proud, but it was neither the time nor the place for it. icon_redface.gif


    And that is when reality stops, and a porn movies starts. Insert image of the doctor going down on you, and that was where I though the paragraph was going.
  • Timbales

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    Feb 20, 2009 11:48 PM GMT
    "You're gay? What a waste."
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    Feb 21, 2009 12:18 AM GMT
    "You're Jewish? You don't look Jewish. You look good!"
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    Feb 21, 2009 12:23 AM GMT
    I've said this before... but

    "You're not the kind guy I would usually go out with."

    Um... seriously - does anyone think that is an appropriate thing to say - ever?!?icon_mad.gif
  • joggerva

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    Feb 21, 2009 12:30 AM GMT
    Well, it wasn't about me directly, but my volleyball team recently got a backhanded compliment. We've been playing together for a few years, and for the most part, the lineup hasn't changed much.

    After a match a couple weeks ago, a guy from another team (that usually does better than it has this season), says something like "You guys are doing well, your pick-ups have really helped."

    We replied that aside from one player who filled in one night (a night that we didn't play too well, incidentally), everyone on the team has played for at least 3 seasons. icon_rolleyes.gif
  • coolarmydude

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    Feb 21, 2009 12:43 AM GMT
    Rigsby, at your next appointment, wear a fat suit.
  • Rookz

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    Feb 21, 2009 12:48 AM GMT
    "Wow, your cute for an Asian..."

    Let me see YOU cute with a black eye.
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    Feb 21, 2009 1:00 AM GMT
    My roommate (an older lady) is the BEST at backhanded compliments!

    "Q, don't worry about losing weight, you're not all that chubby....yet."icon_eek.gif

    "You actually look pretty good for someone your age" (42)icon_eek.gif


    Bitch.icon_lol.gif
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    Feb 21, 2009 1:08 AM GMT
    mikes39 said"You're Jewish? You don't look Jewish. You look good!"


    Awwww, but everybody loves a Jew Boy.icon_razz.gif
  • Timbales

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    Feb 21, 2009 1:14 AM GMT
    Oh, I forgot another. 'You move pretty good for a chubby guy'.
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    Feb 21, 2009 1:19 AM GMT


    " I really enjoyed that article, Doug. You're just like a real author."

    (she meant famous)
  • jgymnast733

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    Feb 21, 2009 1:28 AM GMT
    What are you mixed with? i can tell your not all black...icon_rolleyes.gif
    OR,
    You speak so well..
  • OptimusMatt

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    Feb 21, 2009 1:43 AM GMT
    "It's a good thing you're pretty..."

    Haha, I concur ;-P

    Also, I find people who preface compliments to be incredibly amusing.

    Eg. "I'm not into black guys but..." *blink*blink* THAT'S a compliment?

    Buahahaha. Sigh. Men are amusing.
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    Feb 21, 2009 1:52 AM GMT
    I think my favourite double handed compliment was Mrs. Bennet's words to Elisabeth: "Oh Elisabeth, you look pretty! Mind you, you'll never be as pretty as your sister Jane but you look nice tonight!"
    So very British!
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    Feb 21, 2009 1:53 AM GMT
    Every compliment that's tempered/relativized by 'for a soandso' is not meant as such.

    You look great, for someone your age

    You have great taste, for a straight guy




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    Feb 21, 2009 2:23 AM GMT
    GuerrillaSodomite said
    mikes39 said"You're Jewish? You don't look Jewish. You look good!"


    Awwww, but everybody loves a Jew Boy.icon_razz.gif


    Yes, but the problem of the JEW CLAW remains. And I have to wear a skull cap to cover my HORNS.
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    Feb 21, 2009 2:54 AM GMT
    Last week I went to see my cousin. Her mom was home with our other cousin her age (55 and over). We were talking and she said "look at me.....oh you got cute". I didnt know I was so hideous beforeicon_neutral.gif
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    Feb 21, 2009 3:36 AM GMT
    You know, just yesterday.

    An attractive guy (in my eyes) complimented my profile

    I said, "Thanks! You are a very nice guy :-) (even though I don't think it's that great)

    He said, "Thank you, I think."

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    Anyway, sometimes you don't know.
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    Feb 21, 2009 3:55 AM GMT

    I've gotten this message once or twice in my mailbox.

    "You're hot, but your glasses are ugly and you dress awful."

    I just respond "Thanks....bitch."
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    Feb 21, 2009 3:59 AM GMT
    'peter, you're ridiculous,' or 'peter, you're crazy'
    always with a smile and a laugh after i said something unintentionally witty or shocking- but i hear it so often im never sure if its a compliment lol

    or
    'wow, you're really smart- i wouldn't have pegged you for that from a distance.'
    thanx?
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    Feb 21, 2009 4:07 AM GMT
    A for sure straight guy telling me: "Nice ass." icon_question.gif