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Old 08-20-2013, 08:51 AM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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She didn't know how to react? What in the world?
Yeah, it's surprising that she does not know (at her age) how to accept a compliment....
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Old 08-20-2013, 08:55 AM
 
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How in the world would she not know how to just say Thank You and move on with her day?
It is a very odd question indeed. I don't know anyone who has not been complimented on their fragrance or the scent of their shampoo or lotion.
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Old 08-20-2013, 08:57 AM
 
Location: New Albany, IN
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For most people, a simple thank you is good enough, just like with other sincere compliments.

BUT if a person said that to me, I would respond, "that can't be me you're talking about." I don't think I smell nice most of the time.
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Old 08-20-2013, 09:00 AM
 
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It happened to my daughter the other day and she said she did not know how to react . She said thank you and left the store . I was wondering if this might have happened to any other women out there ? just curious and how you reacted .
That was some full court press flirting on the man's part. It has happened to me before, and I just say thank you and move away..like your daughter did. It's kind of aggressive flirting, therefore a little creepy. But the person who does it fails to realize this.
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Old 08-20-2013, 09:19 AM
 
Location: Rural Central Texas
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LOL It is better than a line my daughter got in a grocery store back when she was in high school.


One of the stock boys thought she was attractive, but didn't have the nerve to talk to her directly so he told my wife to tell her that he owned a car. My wife thought it was all very cute.
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Old 08-20-2013, 09:23 AM
 
Location: Wyoming
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Creepy? I've had many women compliment me on my aftershave. (Usually Aqua Velva Ice Blue. ) I never thought they were creepy at all. I say thanks and normally tell them what it is.
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Old 08-20-2013, 09:25 AM
 
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Did you ask her if she was wearing perfume?
If she wasn't, did the guy resemble Andrew Dice Clay?
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Old 08-20-2013, 09:36 AM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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I'll just echo everyone else. Although I disagree about the flirting part. Some people might be, some might not. I have had it go both ways.
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Old 08-20-2013, 09:38 AM
 
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The next question from the dude would be "So, what perfume is that? I'd like to spray some on my wife tonight" as he takes a mental picture of her.
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Old 08-20-2013, 10:37 AM
 
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Are we really at a point in our society where we have to ask strangers on the freaking internet how they would take a basic, friendly compliment?

Well, for anyone without an ounce of social skill or etiquette, you say "thank you". "Thank you" is a typical, but friendly and appreciative, response for many kind gestures and words.

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