A Girl Like Me

The Prompt: What’s the best (or rather, worst) backhanded compliment you’ve ever received?

There was a guy in college who was the best friend of my best friend’s boyfriend. I had a crush on him but he never asked me out. Years later, I admitted this to my friend and she told me that he had told her boyfriend, “I want to marry a girl like Judy, but I don’t want to date one in college!” Hmmm. Want to speculate about what he meant?

18 thoughts on “A Girl Like Me

  1. rua503

    I guess he figured
    he’d be thinking with his little head, and afterward would be using his big head… after all, as Robin Williams said, God must have a great sense of humor to give a man 2 heads but only enough blood to use one at a time, or something like that.


  2. Tamara

    Wow. I don’t know. Was this before or after you did all your traveling and showed your wild side? Lord knows what the guys were thinking about me? I never had a date until I was out of high school, so apparently there was something keeping them away. Maybe too brainy….not “fun” in the cheerleader bobblehead sort-of way?


  3. grieflessons Post author

    This was before…although I’ve never appealed to mainstream men that much. Either I send off the wrong vibes or don’t send out any at all! Ha. I guess what works best for me romantically-speaking is to first meet men through words or my art…perhaps they convey who I am better than I do in person.


    1. grieflessons Post author

      A man once told my funny, smart, beautiful, zany niece, “I’d date you if you dressed differently!” Ha!!!! Luckily, she’s a comedian and so she could use it in her act.


  4. grieflessons Post author

    Wow. Is he still alive?

    A guy once asked me to a formal dance and when I said no, he said, “Well, can you think of anyone else who might go with me, because I’ve already asked everyone else I know!” My retort, “No, I can’t think of anyone who would go out with you!”


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  6. Patti

    One more–a friend told us that he tried to compliment his wife on how wonderful she always looked and that she never looked bad. His compliment as he looked soulfully into her eyes? “You could never look worse than you do now.” Luckily she burst into laughter.



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