Accepting a compliment and not replying with something self-deprecating is something many of us know we need to work on – but if one hilarious Reddit thread is anything to go by, some people also need to work on giving compliments. We’ve put together a list of the weirdest compliments people have received, so you can share in the laughter and confusion!
“If you were a potato, you’d make good fries” It’s been like 10 years and I’m still trying to figure out to react to that one. (stuntman85001)
A girl came up to me at a club and told me she had an ear fetish and I had the most perfect ears she had ever seen. She asked if she could touch them. She began to rub my ears and started moaning and asked me if I lived nearby or had a car because she wanted to sleep with me. Her friends approached us and removed her hands off my ears and dragged her away saying “Sorry about that.” (MesWantooth)
I had a girl tell me “you’re really handsome, like Willie Nelson.” At the time, I was sixteen, and Willie was seventy. Umm, thanks? (captainmagictrousers)
Use to be a bike taxi driver. After a long night of working, some really ridiculously stoned guy kept smiling at me with a sly smirk. Then Just said “I like yo lip sweat”. It actually made me blush. (Grose040791)
“I wish I had your curly hair, but like, straight” (dilapidatedfungus)
Once, someone told me my laugh was like a blend of a caffeinated hyena and a jazz saxophone. I didn’t know whether to take it as a compliment or sign up for laughter therapy. Weird, but I’ll take it as a unique form of appreciation. Ever had compliments that left you questioning reality? (olleputsokuu)
“For someone very tall, you sure know how to look short”
I didn’t know what it meant either. I think it was just a crazy old lady riffing. We sat together on a plane.
I’m 6’0 (AGuyInShades)
A nurse once told me I’d make a great heroin user because my veins are very visible through my skin. (AJTwinky)
Walking past a bus stop and older woman stopped me and said “You are a tall drink and look like you fuck like a jack hammer”. Being I was 19 at the time and she looked like she could be 70, it felt very weird. I didn’t even respond, just walked faster and hoped she wasn’t following me. (Kasoni)
You have the most beautiful walk. Was told this so many times by complete strangers and it kind of freaked me out as I was just ….. walking to get from a to b. Obviously, every time I was told that my brain would temporarily short circuit and I’d ’forget‘ how to for a few steps (Proud-Platypus-3262)
“I like the freckles on your hand.” (SlimShadyStan)
“You smell like my Grandma.”
Said by a ~40 year old guy to me when I was 19 and just minding my own business looking at soap :/ (FaintestGem)
“You remind me of the caterpillar from Alice in Wonderland” (clumsyturtle)
I was told by a coworker that it sounds cool when I sneeze.
I swear, my sneezes are pretty normal, I still have no idea what should make my sneezing any special.
But thanks I guess. (teefax)
Had a guy tell me that he would drink my bath water! Wasn’t sure on that one, but he definitely had the hots for me. Lol (Mlietz)
“You’re too pretty to like that kind of music” “You don’t look like the kind of music you like” The music they’re referring to is metal. (ohhicait)
“Your personality is like vodka with black pepper” (Conserve_Me_Stone)
A school secretary told me at 11 that I looked like a cabbage patch kid. And then my friend kinda gave her a weird look and she doubled down on it. (jinxedit48)
“I really like your scrunchy little face”
He meant that I’m expressive. Apparently. (fewerifyouplease)
An intern in the room when I was giving birth told me my vagina was ‘so symmetrical’ (Ninjapig101)
I once had a gynecologist tell me my vagina was beautiful. I was on the hunt for a new one and a friend recommended her to me. When I told said friend about the comment, assuming the GYN told all her patients this, my friend got mad because she had never been told that. Definitely the weirdest (but appreciated) compliment of my life. (camerae)
That I have a nose that is “perfect for nose hooks” to “look like a human pig” ): From a guy with a “human pig” fetish. Certainly unforgettable! (BabydollMitsy)
My ex wife told me I’d be good looking if I had hair. Glad she’s gone (kevinok1961)
A girl came up to my boyfriend at a music festival and told him he had a really nice spine. (He was shirtless) then she just walked away. We were both in hysterics because what the fuck. (lunaLexy22)
When I first started working retail during college, a woman offered to buy my hair because it was so pretty.
I was like “uhm, I’m sort of using it.” I had no idea wtf to say. She then added that if I ever cut it to call her and left me her card.
It was terrifying, to say the least. But…thanks? (haylibee)
I was sitting by myself on a business trip and a young lady walked up to me and said “You’re not as ugly as you think you are ” and walked away. (ProfessorLake)
In my younger days, a boyfriend told me I’d be an adorable old lady some day. I wasn’t amused at the time but now in my 50s, dammit he was frikkin’ RIGHT! (gogiraffes)
A woman told me my eyes looked like fish tank water.
She meant it as a compliment, but it took me a minute to figure that out. (k1400max)
Has anyone ever paid you a weird compliment?